Crime

Sentencing delayed for man who set fire to parents’ home, shot at officers

Timothy Beaugez
Timothy Beaugez

The sentencing of Timothy Beaugez on arson and police assault charges has been moved to Monday.

He was to be sentenced Friday on guilty pleas involving a fire he started at his parents' home and for firing a shotgun at two Ocean Springs police officers. One of the officers was wounded.

Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs re-set the hearing after he was told Beaugez's attorney is ill.

Beaugez faces up to 60 years on the police assault charges and five to 20 years for first-degree arson.

His father, a retired Jackson County judge, other family members and a police officer escaped from the burning home with no injuries.

The incident occurred Oct. 9, 2013, on General Pershing Avenue. Beaugez had been free on bond until his plea hearing in June.

Assistant District Attorney Justin Lovorn is prosecuting the case in Jackson County Circuit Court.

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