Suspect in shooting case arrested after search
GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The search for a Greene County man accused of shooting at another man earlier this week is now over, according to authorities.
Colton Hardin, 34, was arrested Friday afternoon hiding in a wooded area in the Finch community.
Greene County sheriff’s deputies had been searching for Hardin, who was suspected of opening fire on another man during an argument over a missing gun.
The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in a wooded area off of County Road 716 near Finch.
Sheriff Steve Franks said this week that Hardin, 34, was arguing with the 36-year-old victim over a missing gun when he pulled out an AR-15 and fired several rounds.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and was taken to a Jonesboro hospital.
Hardin was arrested on suspicion of battery-1st degree, possession of firearms by certain persons and possession of schedule I or II meth/cocaine less than two grams.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause hearing Sept. 20, according to an online Greene County Sheriff’s Office jail roster.
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