Shooting, burglary, drug arrests keep police busy

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

West Point Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that appears to be drug related.

The shooting at about 1:20 Saturday morning at 389 Little St. was part of a busy 18 hours that saw two people arrested in connection with a string of recent car burglaries and another man arrested on drug charges.

According to Det. Eric Johnson, three people were inside the home on Little Street and said people wearing masks tried to rob them. One of the three was shot during the confrontation.

The victim was treated and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital—Golden Triangle in Columbus.

Johnson said a “large amount of drugs” were found in the home where the shooting occurred, but charges had not been filed by Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information should call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1(800)-530-7151. The information could lead to a reward.

In a separate case, 26-year-old Justin Bateman McNutt and 29-year-old Kourtni Renea Sullivan are charged with auto burglary in connection with four break ins during the last two weeks.
McNutt is charged with four counts and Sullivan with two.

They were arrested Friday afternoon by Det. Ramirez Ivy.

And in another case, 32-year-old Demarkis Walker is charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance.
He was arrested early Saturday morning.