JACKSON – (AP) Authorities are seeking the forfeiture of 73 guns and nearly 60,000 rounds of ammunition from a Mississippi doctor charged with shooting at deputies after a domestic disturbance in February.
Federal court records say Jones County deputies were called to Dr. Roger Meadows' house before midnight on Feb. 15 by a child who said her mother and stepfather were fighting and her mother was trying to commit suicide by taking pills.
An affidavit filed in federal court by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent says deputies knocked on the door of Meadows' home and he pointed a shotgun at them. One of the deputies shot Meadows in the stomach before they grabbed the child and ran to take cover behind a patrol car. Meadows allegedly shot at the deputies through the open door, but didn't hit them.
The documents did not list Meadows' lawyer. A lawyer who represented him in an unrelated civil case did not immediately respond to a message. A telephone number for Meadows was not available.
Meadows had been drinking that day and had shot at his wife with a pistol, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.
Authorities searching the house found marijuana and material that can be used to make bombs and methamphetamine as well as a book titled “Home Workshop Explosives,'' the documents said. Investigators also allegedly found a recipe to make methamphetamine written on prescription pad.
The guns found in Meadow's home, shed and car included pistols, shotguns and rifles. The government plans to take the guns based on a state that prohibits people who use drugs from owning weapons.
Meadows was charged in state court with domestic violence, aggravated assault on a police officer and possession of marijuana. He was released on a $200,000 bond on Feb. 27.