On Friday afternoon December 2, Forrest County deputies responded to reports of a disturbance, possibly involving a firearm, on Scenic Drive in the Glendale community.
When the first deputy arrived, a man with a shotgun shot at the deputy with pellets from the shotgun blast striking the deputy’s vehicle, and the deputy returned fire against the man.
None of the rounds fired either struck the other person or others at the scene.
The subject, later identified as Scotty James Conley, then left the area on foot with the shotgun.
Additional law enforcement, including members from the Petal and Hattiesburg Police Departments and the 12th Judicial Circuit Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) began to converge on the area to locate and arrested Conley.
Conley crossed over the Evelyn Gandy Parkway and approached Glendale Avenue and then began walking down River Road.
Near the intersection of Glendale and River Road, Conley discarded a clothing item, and a little further down River Road discarded a shotgun. A K-9 unit on the scene joined in the search for Conley who was located and apprehended a short time later by the K-9 and other law enforcement officials.
Conley was transported to Forrest General Hospital and treated for minor injuries and was then released and booked into the Forrest County Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Below is the booking photo of Conley. As the investigation is ongoing, no further details will be provided at this time.