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Sheriff's deputies investigate shooting, find body in camper

Thursday, August 8, 2002

The Sharp County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which two persons exchanged shots in Ash Flat, wounding at least one of the shooters. The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 5.

Jerry Stevens, who lives on Alderman, a street west of Ash Flat, was shot in the left arm when he went outside to see what his dogs were barking at. Stevens told Deputy Gerald Traw and Investigator Curtis Goodrich he returned fire on the unidentified shooter who fled from his property. Stevens said he may have wounded the suspect as he ran to a waiting vehicle and left the scene.

Stevens refused treatment for his injury. No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.

No foul play is suspected in the death of a man in Hardy Aug. 5.

The body of James Tyson, 70, was found in his camper after he apparently died in his sleep.

Two juveniles admitted to stealing a four-wheeler earlier, according to the Cherokee Village Police Department. The pair, who made the statements during an interview with officers Wendell Lane and Anthony Wiles, will appear in juvenile court to answer to formal charges.

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