MCSO: Hope man charged with 1st degree battery in Saturday night altercation/shootings

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(KTAL/KMSS) Miller County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Hope, Arkansas, man in connection with a double shooting in Garland City Saturday night. 

Christopher Dixon, 29, was booked into Miller County Detention Center today on two counts of 1st degree battery, in the shootings of 30-year-old Coileius Davis of Garden City, and 21-year-old Patrick Johnson of Stamps, Ark. 

MCSO Deputy John Beasley responded to a shooting around 9:15 p.m Saturday at what was reported to be a block in Garland City. Reportedly, an altercation occurred that resulted in at least two shots being fired from a handgun.   

Both victims were transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. 

MCSO Investigators Christopher Spear and Jesse Grigsby responded and began conducting interviews of the victims and witnesses, developing Dixon as a suspect. On Monday, a warrant was issued for Dixon’s arrest, and he was taken into custody today. 

In the course of the investigation, a .45 handgun was recovered that was apparently used in the shooting.    

Dixon is being held in the Miller County Detention Center pending arraignment on the two felony charges.  

The investigation into the shooting continues.

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