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Deputy justified in shooting
by Steve Beavers
Jan 15, 2014 | 34 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alcorn County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Dalton has been cleared in a December shooting on Kendrick Road.

The Alcorn County Grand Jury determined the deputy was not at fault in a disturbance which left a woman shot and her husband behind bars.

On Tuesday, the grand jury said "we conducted a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of this incident and determined from a totality of the circumstances that Deputy Sheriff, Scott Dalton, was fully justified in discharging his service weapon and the other actions he took in responding to this incident."

Names of the two individuals involved in the case were not released by the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department following the Dec 23 shooting which happened around 8:06 p.m. at 3984 CR 100.

According to investigator Tommy Hopkins, after deputies arrived, "shots were fired and a woman was struck in the neck."

"There were shots from both directions," said Hopkins on Dec. 24. "It's unclear at this time what happened."

The victim was transferred to the Regional Medical Center (MED) in Memphis following the shooting.
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