By NEMS Daily Journal
IUKA – No bond has been set for a suspect arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault and grand larceny.
Kevin Ceron Swinney, 30, turned himself in to authorities late Friday in connection with an early Friday morning shooting on County Road 958 in the Carter’s Branch community, said Assistant Chief Deputy Jeff Palmer.
Victim James Bennett was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his foot, authorities said.
The shooting apparently occurred at Bennett’s CR 958 residence overnight Thursday to Friday, and Swinney left in Bennett’s truck and took Bennett’s cell phone, Sheriff Glenn Whitlock said in an earlier report. Some hours later Bennett was able to drag himself to the side of the road, where a passerby found him and called authorities.
After abandoning Bennett’s vehicle, Bennett made his way to Corinth, and U.S. Marshals, the Corinth Police Department and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department helped Tishomingo County locate Swinney, who later turned himself in.