Tylertown man charged with attempted murder
Press Release from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:
Reginald Magee, 42, of Tylertown, Mississippi, was arrested on August 11 by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives for serious crimes which occurred August 3 in Washington Parish. Magee is being held in the Washington Parish Jail with his bond set at $501,500, plus a detainer from Louisiana Probation and Parole which renders him unable to be released on bond.
Magee, who recently moved to Tylertown after serving a twelve year sentence with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, went to a home in the Hackley community and tried to gain entrance. The female resident would not allow him to enter the home and told him to leave the property. Instead of leaving, Magee fired shots from a .45 caliber handgun into the walls of the home, with one of the bullets wounding the resident. Magee then tried unsuccessfully to make forced entry into the home through a window.
Washington Parish patrol Deputy John O’Hern, Lt. Terry Harris, Lt. Brent Goings and Detective Kevin Bond responded to the home along with Northshore ambulance service. The scene was secured and the gunshot victim was transported to North Oaks Trauma Center for treatment.
After identifying the shooter, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives began a search for Magee and located him on August 11, at which time he was jailed. He remains in jail charged with attempted murder, home invasion, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, issuing worthless checks, theft and three counts of failure to appear in court. Although this is Magee’s first stay in the Washington Parish Jail, he has a criminal record of offenses including murder and armed robbery.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “I am so grateful this young lady was not killed and am pleased to learn she has returned home after being released from the hospital. I am equally pleased that Magee has been located, arrested, and given a new home inside the Washington Parish Jail. I compliment all of our officers for their hard work in this matter.”