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Suspect identified in Walnut Ridge shooting

Suspect in custody awaiting formal charges
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 5:48 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 5:16 PM CST
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WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Randolph County judge found probable cause Monday to charge a Walnut Ridge man with aggravated assault after police say he shot another man.

The shooting happened Friday, Nov. 12, in the 800-block of SW 3rd Street around 3:40 p.m.

When Detective Chris Parnell arrived at the scene, he said in the court documents that he found 24-year-old George Christian Sackmaster “rendering aid” to Caleb Eutah Evans who had been shot.

According to the affidavit, Sackmaster told the investigator he had shot Evans. A Glock 9 mm handgun was found at the scene.

An air ambulance flew Evans to an undisclosed hospital where he underwent surgery.

Police arrested Sackmaster and took him to the Lawrence County Detention Center for questioning.

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