Jackson man held in shooting injuries, surrenders after SWAT team called

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 35-year-old man Friday accused of shooting two people, including a teenager, Thursday night in Jackson.

Deputies booked Clyde Bennett Mills, 35, of 959 Tom Mills Lane, Jackson, into East Feliciana Parish Prison on two counts of attempted second-degree murder, Sgt. Kevin Garig, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said.

The shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday on Tom Mills Lane off U.S. 61 in Jackson, Garig said. One man and a 17-year-old boy were both shot in the head and chest area by what authorities believe was a shotgun. Both people were taken to a hospital Thursday and were in stable condition Friday night, Garig said.

On Friday afternoon, investigators received a tip that Mills was hiding inside his house with access to guns. When authorities arrived, Mills refused to come out and locked himself inside the house, Garig said.

Deputies then requested assistance from the East Baton Rouge Parish SWAT team. Once SWAT units arrived, deputies began negotiations with Mills and he surrendered about 4 p.m., Garig said.

Bail has not yet been set for Mills, who remains in the parish prison, Garig said.