Crime

A 71-year-old man fired shots into his neighbor’s home after an argument, sheriff says

Wallace Emory Glenn
Wallace Emory Glenn

Deputies arrested a 71-year-old Saucier man accused of shooting into a neighbor’s home after an argument in front of the victim’s pregnant daughter and grandchild.

Deputies were called to the 18000 block of South Gaylord Road on a complaint of a man with a gun, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Before deputies got there, Wallace Emory Glenn had fired two shots inside the house, just missing the homeowner, Peterson said.

“He shot into a kitchen window frame after the victim looked out the window,” he said.

Glenn lives in a mobile home a short distance from the victim, said Capt. Coley Judy, the sheriff’s chief investigator.

The homeowner’s pregnant daughter, who lives next door, and her child, 3 1/2, witnessed Glenn arguing and saw him pull out a gun, the homeowner’s wife told the Sun Herald.

“My daughter screamed and they ran inside,” she said.

Glenn ducked behind trash cans as he fired the shots, said the woman, who asked not to be named.

Glenn had moved in nearby about six months earlier and the family knew him as “a nice man,” said the woman, who had just left home to run an errand when the shooting occurred.

A couple of days before the shooting, the woman said, Glenn “cussed her” because he wanted her to take him to a store just as she was returning home, and he wasn’t willing to wait a few minutes.

“We have taken food to him and he has bought things for my grandkids, who live near us,” the woman said. “He was always nice and sweet. I don’t know what happened to make him do this.”

Glenn had walked up on the 57-year-old man’s porch Monday and he began to argue with the man, Judy said. The homeowner told deputies Glenn had asked him for a ride to a hospital and the man told him he couldn’t take him.

“He cussed the deputies when they got there and still had his gun out,” the woman said.

“He had not one gun but two.”

Deputies arrested Glenn on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Glenn was being held at the Harrison County jail Tuesday on a $250,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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