Man sentenced for firing shots at Madison County deputy

Anthony White

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A Canton man is sentenced to 40 years for shooting at a sheriff’s deputy.

30-year-old Anthony White pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Madison and Rankin Counties District Attorney Michael Guest said White received a 30-year sentence for the aggravated assault charge and another 10 years for the firearm charge.

In February 2016, a deputy pulled over a car that was registered to someone who had an outstanding warrant. The Madison County deputy walked toward’s the car and the passenger, White, got out of the car. We’re told the deputy asked him to get back inside, but he refused and then ran away.

The deputy chased him on foot. White pulled out a gun and fired several shots.The deputy then returned fire at the suspect. Neither the deputy nor the suspect was injured in the exchange of gunfire.

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