JACKSON, Miss. – A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remains jailed and could be returned to prison.
Perry County court officials say Alfred Baria Sr., 62, wants a preliminary hearing on charges that he was a felon illegally possessing two guns. Deputy Clerk Christine Dunham says a judge set bond Friday at $1,000 apiece for four misdemeanor disturbing the peace charges.
Spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher says the Mississippi Department of Corrections seeks to revoke Baria's probation. He was convicted in 2006 on five drug and firearm charges, after a 2002 drug conviction and a 1976 burglary conviction.
Baria was arrested Wednesday after soldiers reported gunshots near Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. Baria told officials the sounds were only his truck backfiring.