An arrest has been made in connection with a Sunday, May 26 shooting outside a southern Miller County church.
Marlon Tyson, 47, was arrested last Tuesday in Hillsboro County, FL, on an outstanding Miller County warrant. Tyson was extradited and transported to the Miller County Detention Center where he was booked on Friday. Tyson is currently being held without bond pending his first judicial appearance.
At approximately 11:48 a.m. on May 26, Miller County deputies responded a shots-fired call at Miller County Road 158.
The victim told deputies that he was parked on family property across from Elizabeth Baptist Church where he was attending services. He was retrieving items from his personal vehicle when the suspect fired several shots from a rifle.
Tyson was reportedly inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer at the time of the shooting.
Multiple rounds struck the victims’ car, but no injuries were reported. A witness exited the church and spoke with the suspect, who stopped firing at that time.
Tyson left the scene prior to arrival of deputies. An investigation found that there were ongoing family issues involving Tyson, and the victim in the case, over property rights.
Based on evidence collected and witness interviews, a warrant for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by certain persons was issued for Tyson.
Aggravated assault is a Class D felony, punishable by six years’ confinement and a $10,000. Possession of a firearm by certain persons is a Class B felony, punishable by 20 years’ confinement and a $15,000.
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