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TRUMANN, Ark. – An early morning shooting incident was reported Tuesday in Trumann, sending one to the hospital and resulting in the arrest of another.
Steven Halfacre, 44 just got out of prison on parole, Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder told NEA Report early Tuesday. Among the reasons he was in prison included stabbing someone, the sheriff said. At 6 AM Tuesday, he couldn’t stay out of trouble any longer. The “dangerous” man, as the sheriff called him, went to Tulot Road with a gun.
“We have this one in custody, which is good,” Molder said. ‘He is dangerous.”
Halfacre is believed to have shot the victim, who was taken to a local hospital. The victim’s condition is not known to the press as of this publication. Law enforcement is still trying to understand why the shooting took place. Halfacre is providing a different version of events from witnesses, the sheriff said. More witnesses were planned to be interviewed.
A second individual was also in custody as of 9:30 AM, Molder told NEA Report. He said a third arrest was still possible in connection with the shooting.
Molder wanted to thank The Trumann Police Department, Arkansas State Police and highway patrol, all of whom responded. He said they did an amazing job helping do searches and set up perimeters.
“We couldn’t have done it without them,” Molder said. “They were there to help and we appreciate them. We appreciate the media outlets, too”
Molder said a tip from a viewer of local media led to the capture of Halfacre.