Man charged with shooting son on Easter



A father and his son were in jail Sunday night after one is accused of shooting the other in a fight, which police said involved drugs.

Stone County sheriff’s investigators arrested Samuel D. Sexton, 56, and charged him with aggravated assault. He’s accused of shooting his son on Easter morning around 10 a.m. at his home in McHenry.

After an extensive search of the region, police later arrested William Andrew “Drew” Sexton, 25, of Gulfport, who was wounded in the shoulder and head by a single shotgun blast and fled the scene in a champagne-colored Cadillac.

The elder Sexton also was charged with possession of hazardous materials related to a methamphetamine lab. The younger Sexton charged with a parole violation from a previous drug case involving meth precursors.

Sheriff’s Investigator Jimmy Williams said there is a house and a trailer on the Sexton property, and investigators found remnants of a meth lab in the house. He said two witnesses to the shooting had spent the evening with the Sextons. The witnesses were not members of the Sexton family, Williams said.

The witnesses told investigators that the father and son had an argument around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, but the disagreement died down.

Then a fight broke out again between father and son just before 10 a.m. outside the house, Williams said, and the two drew guns on each other. The son was shot but did not return fire.

Both were taken to the Stone County jail..

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