Waylon Earl Goodson, 27, was arrested June 10 and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Capt. Earl Humphries of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said the charge is felony grade.
Humphries said Goodson turned himself in the day of his arrest and was released on a $20,000 bond. He said the charges stem back to the original incident.
“We have found nothing to indicate the shooting was premeditated. We don’t believe it was intentional, but the circumstances as described show negligence on the part of Goodson at best,” the captain said.
Humphries said Goodson told him he was lining up the cylinder of the revolver.
“The cylinder was not full, and he rotated it to a live round. Mr. Goodson said the hammer slipped out of his hand, and the gun went off,” the captain stated. “He pointed a loaded gun at the victim. That’s one thing you just don’t do.”
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