August 22, 2022

Jones County Sheriff seeking man wanted in weekend shooting

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department continues to seek Frederick “Fred” Cooley, age 42, following a shooting incident on Meador Road near the intersection of Indian Springs Road on Saturday afternoon.

Cooley reportedly fired a handgun multiple times at another adult male at a residence where they were both present striking the victim once. The victim returned fire multiple times with a handgun possibly striking Cooley who fled the immediate scene on foot. The victim who was shot declined to seek medical attention.

JCSD investigator Denny Graham advises, “We are still looking for Fred Cooley in this incident. We do believe him to still be armed, but not a threat to the community. This shooting was a result of an altercation between the two individuals and is considered an isolated incident.”

The shooting victim has requested anonymity at this time.

“Fred Cooley may have been wounded as well during the exchange of gunfire,” notes Sheriff Joe Berlin. “Someone knows where he is and we need that information.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Frederick “Fred” Cooley is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).

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