Monday, September 28, 2009

Officer Jevon Adkins Sprays House with Bullets

An off-duty police officer with a rural Mississippi town opens fire on a home in Hardeman County early Sunday morning.

Investigators say Officer Jevon Adkins was drunk when he sprayed a house on Mecklinburg Drive with bullets, thinking his girlfriend was inside.

But it wasn't even his girlfriend's house. It belongs to an older couple, who was home at the time, asleep in a back bedroom.

The homeowner didn't want to be identified. She tells us one bullet hit the ceiling of their carport, another lodged next to the garage door. A third flew through a living room window and landed inside their TV.

Hardeman County Deputies say the man standing in her yard firing his .40 calibur weapon was an off-duty Byhalia Police Officer.

"I think it's awful," said Bolivar resident Sandra Brown.

She was stunned to find out Adkins' intended target was his girlfriend's home next door and that he'd aimed his gun at the wrong house.

"He could've killed somebody," she said.

The report states Adkins fired his weapon at least 7 times. The victim told deputies while shooting, he was calling out for someone named "Lela."

No one answered when we knocked at that house.

But according to the report, the address was somewhat familiar to dispatchers. Shortly after arriving on the scene deputies were on the phone with the Byhalia Police Department, asking about Officer Adkins whereabouts.

When they discovered it was his day off, they immediately put out an alert on him and his silver Toyota. But it turns out they didn't need to.

A couple of hours after the incident, Adkins he returned to the scene of the crime. We're told he was intoxicated. Deputies cuffed him, ending what could've been a deadly situation.

He's locked up at the Hardeman County jail, charged with Aggravated Assault.

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