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Tate County man arrested for allegedly shooting at officer

Kenneth Ray Graham
Kenneth Ray Graham (photo courtesy of the Tate County Sheriff's Office)

A north Mississippi man wanted for allegedly firing gunshots at a law enforcement officer is in custody.

Officials in Tate County announced that 60-year-old Kenneth Ray Graham was captured just before 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Authorities notified the public on Saturday to be on the lookout for Graham, who was considered to be armed and dangerous after he had reportedly opened fire at an unidentified officer. He was caught less than a day later due to a collaborative effort between multiple police agencies.

“I am thankful for the deputy’s hard work, diligence, and perseverance during this ordeal while enduring less-than-ideal weather conditions. It is never a good day to receive a call about shots fired at law enforcement, but I am thankful no one was injured,” Tate County Sheriff Luke Shepherd said. “We are grateful for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Senatobia Police Department, and all of our local volunteer firemen for their response and backup to our deputies. Ultimately, everything was resolved peacefully, and that is always the goal.”

Graham is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. An investigation into the reported shooting is ongoing.

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