Grenada police have confirmed that a suspect has surrendered himself in connection with the shooting of a local minister.
A man police identified as Joe Albert Holloway Jr., 19, turned himself in Monday night, according to Chief Investigator Capt. George Douglas.
Police issued a warrant for Holloway’s arrest in connection with the shooting of the Rev. Perry L. Montgomery, who was shot four times with a small caliber handgun in his home on Harvey St. on Jan. 21.
“Holloway said he turned himself in once he realized he was being sought by police,” said Douglas.
According to the captain, Holloway claimed during a Tuesday morning interview that he was innocent of the charges made against him. He’s being held on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery, Douglas said.
Montgomery did not call 911 or contact Grenada police initially, but had a friend drive him to the hospital in Eupora. Montgomery was transported from Eupora to Tupelo.
Douglas said Tuesday that Montgomery was out of the hospital and recovering at an undisclosed location. Thus far, Montgomery was cooperating with an ongoing police investigation, Douglas said.