A Columbia County resident shot and wounded a man on Sunday night as he tried to take a trailer from the owner’s property.
Sheriff Mike Loe gave an account of the incident, which happened about 8:45 p.m.
Bob Nipper, who lives in the 2400 block of Arkansas 160 between Macedonia and Taylor, heard noises coming from an abandoned house that he owns and is located next door to his home.
He went to investigate and discovered a man in a truck attempting to steal a trailer from a shed at the abandoned house. Loe said the would-be thief attempted to run over Nipper. Nipper was able to fire a shot, hitting the suspect in an arm.
The suspect drove a short distance before the vehicle pulled into a ditch and became stuck.
Accounts said Nipper held the suspect until Columbia County deputies arrived.
Loe gave a tentative identity of the suspect as Adrian Demarcus Nelson, 34, of Plain Dealing, LA. He was taken to Magnolia Regional Medical Center for treatment of the gunshot wound. After his release he was booked into the Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility, charged with residential burglary.
Nipper was not injured.