JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Two people were arrested after a man was shot in the foot on Monday, August 29.

Officials with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department (JCSD) said the victim told investigators that he was purposefully shot in his left foot at a home in the Rustin community. The victim left the scene in his own car. He made it to Clark Cemetery Road in the Myrick community. He was picked up by a passerby who took him to Auto World on Highway 84 East in the Powers community.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and worked to stop the bleeding. The victim was then taken to South Central Regional Medical Center.

Two people were arrested in connection to the shooting. They were identified as 50-year-old James Breland and 28-year-old Andrew Vermilyea.

Breland was charged with aggravated assault, and Vermilyea was charged with weapon possession by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

Both suspects were taken to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending their initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.