Wednesday shots were fired at a Pearl Police officer’s home in South Jackson. As a response to the incident, Rankin County Undersheriff Raymond Duke made a Facebook post about the crime.

“Hiding in the dark, some cowardly punks targeted Officer Jenkins for his career choice,” Duke said. “It is by the grace of God the Jenkins were not injured. The attack against Officer Jenkins has forced him to move out of Jackson for his own safety. If the thugs weren’t encoduraged to throw rocks, bottles, and sticks, maybe they would not have felt so comfortable in attempting to assassinate an officer simply because of the job he does.”

You may remember a couple of years ago, Stokes was upset about high-speed chases coming into Jackson from other jurisdictions.

He said back in December 2015 “get rocks, let’s get bricks and let’s get bottles and start throwing them and then they won’t come in here anymore.”

Stokes believed that Duke’s comment about “thugs” throwing rocks and bottles was a reference to his 2015 statement.

“He just lied by saying that the people in Jackson, like we all just shooting up a house, and he’s sure a bastard,” Stoke said Friday morning. “So how is that not true, he’s a hoghead lying bastard.”