Former State PG arrested in drive-by shooting

marcus bullardFormer Mississippi State point guard Marcus Bullard has been arrested again and charged in a drive-by shooting according to a story from the Associated Press.

Bullard, 38, was charged with firing four shots at an acquaintance’s car on Dec. 26, 2012 before fleeing the scene in the vehicle from which he fired the shots.

Gulfport police did not have a motive for the shooting and federal marshals arrested Bullard on May 2 and was sent to prison on July 29 for a parole violation. He was transferred to the Harrison County jail on Thursday and was held on a $100,000 bond.

Bullard received three years probation in 1998 after being convicted of crack cocaine possession. While on probation, he was accused of pistol whipping a rival fraternity member with a gun and had his probation revoked and served a short prison term.

In 2004, Bullard was back behind bars after pleading guilty to cocaine and ecstasy charges.

Bullard lettered for the Bulldogs from 1995-96. As a sophomore, he was the point guard on MSU’s Final Four team in 1996 but had eight turnovers in the semifinals loss to Syracuse.

The Long Beach, Miss., native finished his career at NAIA Auburn University at Montgomery and played briefly as a professional in Venezuela.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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