One Person is Shot in Newton County after Breaking Down Door
The Newton County Sheriff's Department received a call Tuesday afternoon of an alleged break in of a home located in the 400 block of Little I-20 Road. Once deputies arrived on scene they found the front door of the home kicked in, as deputies went into the home, they found the homeowner in a bedroom. The subject had kicked in the door and went into the bedroom with a sledgehammer where the homeowner fired and struck the subject. It was discovered the subject was a relative of the homeowner.
The subject was taken to a Jackson hospital where they are listed in stable condition. Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington says the homeowner acted in self defense and no charges will be filed.