Meridian police detectives have charged 37-year-old Ernest R. Mosley, Jr., with one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault. The arrest related to an incident reported around 11 p.m. May 30 in the 1000 block of 24th Street.
Mosley is alleged to have robbed a male victim at gunpoint, then fired several shots, one of which ricocheted off a nearby vehicle, striking the victim in the head.
However, the victim was not seriously injured. He was treated and released from a local hospital a few days later.
Mosley is currently being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility without bond, because officials say he was on bond for a previous felony arrest at the time of this incident.
The MPD will present the case against Mosley to the Lauderdale County grand jury, either in November or the first session of 2011.