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Utica man arrested for shooting at cars as they passed by his trailer home

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Following an hours-long standoff, a Utica man has been arrested for firing shots at cars as they passed by his home.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said officers were dispatched to the residence of David Chase, 35, after reports of passing drivers getting shot at. The SWAT team was sent to the trailer home near the 6600 block of Highway 27 North as Chase barricaded himself inside upon the arrival of law enforcement.

After nearly five hours, Chase was apprehended and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. He is now facing charges that include firing shots at passing drivers and brandishing a gun. There have been no reports of anyone being struck by the shots.

“We’d like to say thank you to everybody who assisted us with this,” Jones said. “We had Capitol Police, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Byram Police, and Clinton Police assist us in this endeavor.”

Jones told reporters on the scene that Chase had a “mental writ on file for a commitment to an institution” and will be treated for any mental issues he may be suffering from.

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