Arrest made in Vine St. shooting

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By Patrick Yost, Editor

A woman has been arrested and a man remains at large in a recent 2 a.m. shooting on Vine Street that forced a family to scramble out of their beds and onto the floor for safety. According to Sgt. Scott Pitocchelli, Madison Police Department, Autumn Elizabeth Jarrard, 20, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property, both felonies, stemming from the August 29 shooting. Reports state that five or six shots were fired at the intersection of Vine Street and East Jefferson. A truck was struck at least twice and a officers located two bullets inside a Vine Street residence; one of the slugs was found in a child’s room. Pitocchelli said officers have a warrant and are searching for Jontavious Lee Cox, 19, Madison on aggravated assault and criminal damage to property charges in relation to the shooting. They are also searching for a 14-year-old male that may have been involved. Pitocchelli said officers believe Cox fired the .22 caliber pistol at the truck in retaliation for an earlier incident at a Mission Road party. At the party, he said, a woman was struck in the face. Morgan County authorities responded to complaints at that party and at least one arrest was made. Pitocchelli said investigators believe Jarrard was driving a Chrysler 200 car that came to the Vine Street location the morning of the shooting. At one point during the incident, the vehicle was stopped on Vine Street, its occupants were searched and then released. Pitocchelli said Cox was allegedly a passenger in the Chrysler.

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