Stone County

Police say man who fired shots near school ditched GPS monitor

Darius Young
Darius Young

A lockdown at Stone Middle School was lifted Thursday after officers found a person they believe fired shots during a fight near the school.

Wiggins police responded to Auburn Street about 11 a.m. Thursday, where they found an unidentified man and reported a second man ran away, Deputy Chief Jeff Thomas said.

Officers, searching block by block, found Darius Young about 1:30 p.m. in an empty building two miles from the school.

Young, 31, was on probation and wearing a GPS monitor, the police department said in a news release, but he’d removed the monitor shortly after the fight.

Young was arrested on a charge of violating parobation and taken to the Stone County Regional Correctional Facility. Thomas said the investigation is continuing.

State Department of Corrections records show Darius Lamar Young was convicted of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and sentenced in 2004 to seven years in prison, with three years on probation. He was released under the earned-release supervision program, but returned to prison, then released on probation again in July 2012.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99