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Arrest Made in Shooting Incident



June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2018, the George County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a verbal dispute in the 200 block of Clarence Bonnett Rd., in the Barton Community. Deputies were notified that shots had been fired at the residence prior to their arrival. Upon arrival at the residence, Deputies found that a verbal and physical altercation had occurred, at which time a long gun was fired into a residence on the property. After further investigation, Charles Lynn Loper (51) was charged with Shooting into a Dwelling and booked into the George County Regional Correctional Facility.

After an initial appearance with a George County Justice Court Judge, Loper was given a $100,000 Commercial Bond.   

This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website


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