Man arrested for shooting in Izard County

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SAGE, Ark. – A shooting took place in Izard County last week and on Sunday, the suspect was in custody.

The Sheriff’s Department and emergency personnel responded to a residence in Sage on October 17 at approximately 5:11 p.m. for a reported shooting. A male victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Department began searching for 19 year old Jonathan Torres.

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As a result of an incident that took place at a residence in Sage on October 17 where a 17-year-old male was shot, a warrant for Jonathan Christian Torres, age 19 of Melbourne, was issued out of the Izard County Circuit Court, charging him with battery 1st degree, a class “b” felony.

On October 20 at approximately 11:00 p.m., information led deputies with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police to a residence in Mount Pleasant.

Torres was located and taken into custody without incident.


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Torres is being held with no bond and a court date of October 23 in the Izard County Circuit Court.

A class “b” felony carries a prison sentence of five to twenty years.

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