Man arrested in drive-by shooting in Waveland

Wiilliam Rayfield Vaughn
Wiilliam Rayfield Vaughn

WAVELAND -- Police have arrested a man suspected in a drive-by shooting reported Dec. 23 at Margie Street and Old Spanish Trail.

Detective David Buckley said William Rayfield "Talley" Vaughn, 29, was taken into custody Friday night.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Police arrested Vaughn on charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon. They also found him in possession of two types of narcotics, resulting in an additional felony charge, Buckley said.

Vaughn is held with no bond on a probation warrant from the state Department of Corrections.

Buckley said additional arrests are expected. Residents came forward with information that led to Vaughn's arrest, he said.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Mississippi Coast Crimestoppers at 877-787-5898. Or tipsters can text CSTIP plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES) or give a tip online at

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, even while collecting a cash reward.