Bond denied for man accused of attempting to kill six Madison County deputies


Man accused of shooting two officers appears in court


Canton, Miss (WJTV) – Edgar Egbert, the man accused of kidnapping a person, then attempting to kill six Madison County Deputies appeared in court Tuesday.

He was denied bond. His lawyer also asked the judge to waive his preliminary appearance at Egbert’s request.

The shootout happened outside Canton on September 5. Deputies were responding to reports of a hostage situation at a home. Egbert allegedly kidnapped and tied up a man he believed to be sleeping with his wife.

After running across stop strips, Egbert ditched his jeep and shot at deputies. He critically injured Deputy Brad Sullivan and hit another deputy in the arm.

“ He was shooting specifically at the marked units. Each were occupied. These officers were driving into a scene and he was shooting at each and every one of them.”

Egbert is being charged with six counts of attempted murder, one county of kidnapping and one count of felony fleeing.

District Attorney John Bramlett says the county is seeking a life sentence on seven of the eight charges.

Sullivan remains in critical condition.

Canton, Miss. (WJTV)- A man accused of shooting two Madison County deputies after a high speed chase in Canton appeared in court Tuesday.

Deputies were responding to a reported hostage situation at Egbert’s home.

Deputy Brad Sullivan was shot in the head, and remains in critical condition. Egbert was also shot in the shoulder. Another deputy was hit in the arm. Some of Egbert’s charges include: kidnapping, attempted murder of law enforcement officers, and using a fully automatic weapon.

During Egbert’s last court appearance earlier this month, we are told Egbert remained silent when questioned. He was also denied bond.

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