Shooting into Dwelling, Aggravated Assault – Odis Thomas, Jefferius McFarland
On September 10, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 25 year old Odis Dangelo Thomas charging him with one count of Shooting into Dwelling House. On September 11, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 20 year old Jefferius McFarland, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault.
On September 10, 2018 at approximately 5:16 p.m., officers responded to Magnolia State Apartments located at 1005 W Birch Dr in reference to two males armed with handguns shooting at each other. During the incident a vehicle and an apartment were struck. Gulfport Detectives responded. The resulting investigation identified the suspects as Thomas and McFarland. The incident was believed to be a verbal dispute which escalated to shots being fired.
Thomas returned to the scene and was taken into custody. McFarland was located on September 11, 2018 at 1:10 a.m. in the area of Wildwood Drive and West Birch Street. Warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner for both Thomas and McFarland. Their bonds were set at $200,000 each. They were each processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.