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Izard County charged with multiple offenses

Thursday, July 21, 2005

An Izard County man who was shot during a heated argument at a Dolph residence April 21 has been charged with multiple criminal offenses.

Harold Wade Sanders, 44, was charged July 11 with one count of terroristic threatening, a class D felony; a single count of criminal mischief in the first degree, a class C felony; criminal attempt to commit a residential burglary, a class C felony; and one count of third degree battery, a class A misdemeanor.

The charges stem from an incident in which Sanders threatened and attempted to harm his ex-girlfriend, Mandy Thompson, of Calico Rock and Michael Williams of Dolph, according to the arrest affidavit.

Sanders, who was intoxicated at the time, followed Williams back to his parents' house after he picked up Thompson off the side of the road, according to the Izard County Sheriff's Department.

Thompson and Williams went into his father's house to get away from Sanders, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Sanders then smashed out a window and threatened to shoot Williams and Thompson with a gun, Lawrence said.

As Sanders pounded on the front door, Williams shot him in the thigh with .270 caliber rifle, Lawrence said.

He said Sanders' injury was not life threatening.

Lawrence said Sanders has a lengthy criminal history.

Sanders is being held in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 bond. He is slated to appear in Izard County Circuit Court in August.

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