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Summer shooting suspect in custody after fleeing state

A Brookhaven man suspected in a mid-summer shooting is incustody after police officials said he evaded them for quite sometime by fleeing the state.

Brookhaven Police Chief Pap Henderson said George Hudson, 28, of1077 Crooked Lane was arrested Wednesday on a warrant foraggravated assault in the shooting of Chad “Timmy” Moak on July11.

Hudson allegedly shot Moak around 8:45 p.m. Moak then fled to the AOne Stop convenience store at 313 Industrial Park Road, where hisgirlfriend and children were waiting for him after he had earlierleft there in a vehicle with his attacker.

Aside from Moak, witnesses and family members identified hisshooter to police, Henderson said at the time of the incident.Henderson said at the time that Hudson was aware he was wanted bypolice.

“He’d been a suspect since it happened, and we had heard he hadleft the state,” Henderson said. “We also sent a warrant toauthorities in Iowa, and eventually got information that he wasback in town.”

Henderson said authorities had received a tip that Hudson wasstaying with his wife while he was in town, so officers surroundedthe trailer.

“We found him hiding in the cabinets under the kitchen counter,”Henderson said.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections and officials in Iowaalso have holds on Hudson in connection with other previous crimes,Henderson said.

Hudson remains in the Lincoln County Jail, pending Monday’sarraignment, Henderson said.