Bond set for shooting suspect

By: 
STEVE ROGERS
Staff Writer

Bond is set at $250,000 a suspect in a West Point shooting.

City Judge Bennie Jones set the bond for 30-year-old Tymothens Rafael Henry following a brief arraignment Friday morning.

He is charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of a West Point man early Jan. 13 inside a home in the 300 block of Fifth Street North near the old Northside School.

Henry turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon after learning he was a suspect.

West Point Police Chief Avery Cook said Henry is from Columbus originally but had been living in West Point.

Another suspect, 21-year-old Joshua Maurice Ewing, was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with accessory after the fact. He remains in the Clay County Jail on $200,000 bond.

The department is looking for two or more additional suspects who may be from Columbus or some other town outside of Clay County, Cook said.

Meanwhile, the victim, who was shot several times, including at least twice in the body, remains in North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Investigators think the altercation started outside in the yard and escalated inside the home, according to Cook.

Someone else who was in the home called 911 after the shooting, Cook said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call West Point Police at 662-494-1244.

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