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Charges upgraded in Gautier hit-and-run that seriously injured woman

Terrance Sierra McNaughton is now being charged with attempted murder due to the seriousness of...
Terrance Sierra McNaughton is now being charged with attempted murder due to the seriousness of the victim’s condition after police spoke with the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.(Gautier Police Department)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 2:32 PM CDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Charges have been upgraded for the suspect involved in a Gautier hit-and-run.

Terrance Sierra McNaughton is now being charged with attempted murder due to the seriousness of the victim’s condition after police spoke with the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

McNaughton was originally charged with domestic violence aggravated assault after an early Thursday hit-and-run.

Authorities responded around 3:05 a.m. Thursday to the Chevron Gas Station on Highway 57 in reference to a woman being hit by a vehicle. Police said McNaughton fled the scene in a black pickup truck, heading south on Highway 57.

While officers were responding to the hit-and-run, McNaughton was involved in another incident shortly afterward near C Byrd Road.

Due to this being an act of domestic violence, Gautier Police will not release the name of the victim. Both individuals were taken to the hospital due to the seriousness of their injuries.

If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Gautier Police Department at 228-497-2486 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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