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Suspect in shooting case arrested after search

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 8:39 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 4:47 PM CDT
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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.

“CAPTURED “ On 9-17-2021, two officers from the Greene County Sheriffs Department received information that Colton...

Posted by Greene County Sheriff’s Department - Sheriff Steve Franks on Friday, September 17, 2021

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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