26-year-old arrested on murder and aggravated assault charges in Harrison County

On Thursday, October 6, 2022, Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of 26 year old Jacob Matthew McDonough on two felony counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one felony count of murder.

According to Sheriff Troy Peterson, Deputies responded to Saucier on a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival Deputies and Investigator located a male in the front yard deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle traveling south on E. Adams Road in Saucier, MS while they were traveling northbound.

When Deputies attempted to turn around on the suspect vehicle the suspect vehicle rammed both patrol cars.

Deputies pursued the suspect to Frontage Road in Saucier, MS where the vehicle came to a stop. Deputies detained the suspect after a Harrison County Sheriff’s Office K9 apprehension and identified the suspect as Jacob Matthew McDonough.

Jacob Matthew McDonough was transported to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, MS by Deputies for a K9 bite. Jacob Matthew McDonough was treated for minor injuries and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Jacob Matthew McDonough was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility and charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and one felony count of Murder.

Jacob Matthew McDonough is being held in lieu of a $1,500,000.00 dollar bond set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner.

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