Canton McDonald's shooting arrest

Published: Mar. 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:31 AM CST
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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Bond has been set at $750,000 for the man arrested for shooting the manager of a McDonald's in Canton Tuesday.

Michael Wilks, 36, of Jackson had placed an order at the fast food restaurant.

Police say he then shot the manager in the arm, claiming he messed up his order.

Wilks then went to the America's Best Value Inn, where he checked into a room, trying to elude police.

Eyewitnesses told authorities, who quickly found him, and arrested him.

The McDonald's manager, Maurice Sheppard, is recovering from his injuries.

"He insinuated his food hadn't been prepared correctly but it seemed from his mind state, at that time, and that nobody could have done anything that would have been satisfying to him," said Chief Vicki McNeil, Canton Police Dept.

Police have also recovered the gun used in the crime.

Wilks is also being investigated for other crimes in Hinds County.

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