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Steele man arrested on assault charges after shooting

Billy Joe Amerson (Source: Pemiscot County Jail) Billy Joe Amerson (Source: Pemiscot County Jail)
STEELE, MO (KAIT) -

A Steele man was arrested for assault after he allegedly shot someone in the chest with a rifle.

It happened early Monday morning on Bates Street in Steele.

A 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, after being shot in the chest.

According to Steele Police Chief Joe Stanfield, officers recovered a rifle they believe was used in the shooting.

They also arrested Billy Joe Amerson, 45, in connection with the incident.

The suspect was arrested on charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action.

He was taken to the Pemiscot County Jail and held on a $200,000 bond.

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