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Calhoun Sheriff Hopes to Talk to Man About Shooting

 

Wayne Harris

Chris McGonagill

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi sheriff plans to question this week one of the ex-prisoners who received a pardon last year from the state’s then-governor and who was involved in exchange of gunfire that killed another man.

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan says Wayne Thurman Harris of Slate Springs and Chris McGonagill of Calhoun City got into an argument at a Jan. 10 cookout and both of them fired guns. Both were wounded, McGonagill fatally.

Pollan says he will talk with Harris when the man is released from a Tupelo hospital – either Tuesday or Wednesday. No charges have been filed.

Harris received a full and unconditional pardon from Gov. Haley Barbour on Jan. 10, 2012, after serving a sentence for selling marijuana.