Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Georgia Man Arrested for Pot after Accidental Shooting - No Gun Charges (Yet?)

Local news

Christopher Yarbrough, 25, is charged with domestic violence in a separate incident, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. Yarbrought has not been charged in the shooting, though the investigation is ongoing. 

Deputies were called out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 1700 block of Main Street in Shiloh, where a shooting had taken place. When they arrived, they found a 25-year-old Fort Payne man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

He was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition later Tuesday. 
Harris said investigators found Yarbrough hiding in a wooded area near the crime scene and took him into custody. During questioning, it was established that the shooting was a likely accident.

Alcohol and marijuana are believed to have played a role in the shooting, Harris said. 

1 comment:

  1. "disgraceful nonchalance"

    Actually its more the need to have evidence to bring charges, which takes time to process. They might have quickly concluded what likely happened, but then comes the often time consuming process of collecting evidence in order for the Prosecuting Attorney's office to be able to bring formal charges.