MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Monroe County man is shot several times in the back after a Hamilton woman tries to rob him.
The Monroe County Sherrif Department arrested 31 year old Brandy Degaris after she attempted to rob Jason Roebuck at his place of business in the Athens area Wednesday afternoon. According to a family member of Roebuck, Degaris was trying to sell him a stolen boat. When Roebuck turned around he was shot 3 times with a .22-caliber pistol, shattering both collarbones and grazing his lung and ear. Roebuck was airlifted to Tupelo for his injuries and remains in ICU.
Degaris is being charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault. She remains in the Monroe County Detention Center.
No bond has been set. A hearing is set for Thursday.