Saucier murder suspect accused of shooting great-grandfather in Harrison County Court

A Saucier man who allegedly died at the hands of his great-grandson was shot in the face and leg, according to court testimony today.

Matthew McDonough, 26, was charged with murder in the October 6th death of Hugh Polk in Saucier.

McDonough also is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer after ramming Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies’ vehicles while trying to flee.

An investigator testified that when they arrived at Polk’s house on East Adams Road, Polk was dead. He had a shotgun blast to his left cheek and his left leg, which was severed by the gunshot wound.

McDonough remains in jail on a $1.5 million bond. A request for bond reduction was denied.

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