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08/13/2021

Incident Release- Juvenile shoots Deputy during Citizen Assist

On this date, Sharp County Dispatch received a call from a motorist advising of a possible runaway juvenile male riding his bicycle on Arkansas Highway 175 between Wirth and Hardy. Sharp County Deputy Marc Boyd, and Hardy Police Officer, Dan Gallagher located the juvenile on Arkansas Highway 175 near US Highway 63. After confirming the juvenile was not a runaway; Deputy Boyd loaded the juvenile's bicycle in his truck. Deputy Boyd secured the juvenile in his patrol unit, took the juvenile to get some ice cream at a nearby gas station, and began transporting the juvenile to his residence. While en route; the pulled a pistol, later identified as a .357 revolver, out of his backpack, and shot through Deputy Boyd's cage ultimately striking Deputy Boyd in the arm. Deputy Boyd was transported by Spring River Ambulance to White River Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, and the juvenile has been taken into custody; awaiting the filing of formal charges.

 
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