- Associated Press - Friday, January 15, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson County grand jury has indicted an Ocean Springs man accused of setting fire to his parents’ home and firing a shotgun at responding police officers.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1RpqFTm) 53-year-old Timothy Beaugez is out of jail on bond on two counts of felony aggravated assault on a police officer and one count each of first-degree arson and shooting into a dwelling.

Beaugez has pleaded not guilty.

Police said Beaugez used gasoline to set fire to the wood-framed home on Oct. 9, 2013, while his father, a retired Jackson County Court judge and Ocean Springs police officer — along with other relatives — were inside.

Beaugez’s family escaped safely, but Timothy Beaugez remained inside until police arrived.

The fire gutted a portion of the family’s home.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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