Domestic dispute leads to shooting in Heidelberg

Kemisha Caress Milsap of Heidelberg has been charged with aggravated domestic violence in the shooting of her boyfriend, Walter Plummer.

An alleged argument between a Heidelberg couple that is said to have begun Monday during the day and led into the late hours the same night has left a man shot and in critical condition and landed a woman behind bars.

According to Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jody White Tuesday, 34-year-old Kemisha Caress Milsap has been charged with aggravated domestic violence in the shooting of her boyfriend, Walter Plummer.

White said the incident happened at 606 County Road 14 in Heidelberg. Milsap was arrested on scene at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. Plummer was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel where, according to White, he underwent surgery due to a gunshot wound to the back at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. White Tuesday afternoon went on to say Plummer was moved to an intensive care unit following the surgery, and that was the latest information he had received from the hospital on the shooting victim.

“She (Milsap) said they had been arguing all Monday evening, and it went on into the early morning. She said he (Plummer) ripped a TV off the wall, and she got a gun to fire a warning shot, but it hit him in the back. She was on scene when she was arrested,” White explained.

Milsap was released from the Jasper County Jail Tuesday on a $5,000 bond set by Jasper County Justice Court Judge Sullivan Dukes.

No charges have been filed against Plummer as of yet, but White said the incident remains under investigation.

The shooting victim, Plummer, was recently released from a Mississippi Department of Corrections prison after a 2018, two-year incarceration stint revolving around an aggravated domestic violence conviction involving his former wife. He was sentenced by Mississippi Thirteenth Circuit Court Judge Stanley Sorey to serve two years incarcerated following the trial conviction held during the February 2018 court term in Paulding.

During the 2018 trial, it was learned that the Heidelberg Police Department responded to a report made by Plummer’s then wife that she had been assaulted.

“The victim had been shot repeatedly with a BB gun and had been hit in the head with a crescent wrench,” District Attorney Matt Sullivan explained at the time. “There was also evidence that she was trying to protect her eyes, and there were defensive wounds on her. Testimony also showed that she was threatened in various ways with a knife and gun during the ordeal.”

In the 2018 sentence, Judge Sorey ordered Plummer to serve two years incarcerated, with eight years post-release supervision.

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