On Saturday at 10:18 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a distraught man. The JCSO said the caller, identified as Basil Morris, told the operator that he was on Blueberry Drive, which is south of Sneads along the Calhoun County line.
Morris, 43, reportedly said he had been chased across three counties and had been shot at by several subjects Friday night and again Saturday morning. According to the JCSO, Morris said the people who were after him were across the road in the woods at that time.
When deputies arrived in the area at approximately 10:29 a.m., they made contact with Morris and began to investigate the incident. Several witnesses told investigators they had seen Morris, possibly with a firearm, before the incident was reported.
The JCSO said deputies were able to determine that Morris had called in the report and was possibly under the influence of a chemical substance. After confirming his criminal history, deputies arrested Morris and charged him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and armed trespassing.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation and recovery of some of the evidence collected in this case, the JCSO said.
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