Jackson County deputy shoots Edna man

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Oct. 6, 2013 at 5:06 a.m.
Updated Oct. 7, 2013 at 5:07 a.m.

An Edna man is awaiting arrest at Citizens Medical Center after shooting at a Jackson County sheriff's deputy Saturday, authorities said Sunday.

Sheriff Andy Louderback said the man, Charles Hill, 20, was shot in the arm by Deputy Jason McCarrell after Hill pointed and shot at the deputy with a rifle.

McCarrell was called out to investigate Hill's home when neighbors called 911 and reported they heard shots fired approximately 7:30 p.m.

Louderback said Hill was involved in an altercation in the street near his country home on County Road 313, and he drew a pistol on a neighbor.

"He didn't hit anybody, but he shot his truck," Louderback said, mentioning Hill was intoxicated at the time of the shooting.

Moments later, Hill drove away from his home in his truck, a silver Suzuki, wrecking about a quarter of a mile from the home.

Louderback said Hill left his truck in the ditch and walked home.

Two units were called to Hill's home, including McCarrell, who witnessed Hill holding a long-barreled gun outside the home.

McCarrell "saw him raise the gun up and fire a shot at him," Louderback said. "So he raised his patrol weapon and returned fire, hitting him in the arm."

About 25 minutes later, with no additional shots fired, Hill surrendered and was transported by ambulance to Citizens.

Louderback said he will be charged with several counts of assault, including aggravated assault on a peace officer with a firearm.

Other charges from the earlier incident with the neighbors may also be added.



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