Biloxi man sentenced for aggravated assault on law enforcement officers

Michael David Wheeler

BILOXI, Miss. – District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced today that Michael David Wheeler, 51, of Biloxi, entered a guilty plea to two counts of Aggravated Assault of Law Enforcement Officers on Wednesday of this week.

Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced Wheeler to a total of forty years with twenty suspended, leaving twenty years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Following his release from prison, Wheeler will be on post-release supervision for five years.

On July 10, 2021, Officers from the Biloxi Police Department responded to a residence on Boss Husley Road in response to a 911 call. The caller alerted police to Wheeler being at the residence threatening to kill himself and his wife. Wheeler had recently been kicked out of the residence following a domestic dispute with his wife.

When officers arrived, they were informed that Wheeler was in the back bedroom. Two officers walked down a narrow trailer hallway announcing themselves as police officers.

When the officers arrived at the door, they began speaking to Wheeler and letting him know that they were there to help him. As one of the officers opened the door, Wheeler began firing in their direction. Assistant District Attorney George Huffman, who prosecuted the case, advised the Court that one of the officers could hear a bullet as it passed by her ear. The officers quickly exited the residence and Wheeler fired additional rounds inside of the trailer.

Wheeler then came to the back door, where one of the officers exited, holding his firearm. That officer fired two rounds and highly intoxicated Wheeler surrendered himself.

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