Lee County Sheriff's Deputies make arrest after shooting

By NEMS Daily Journal

A 31-year-old man was arrested and another man was sent to the hospital after an incident Saturday night.

Ryan Blanton, 31, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and had his bond set at $50,000.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday Lee County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to County Road 231. Deputies and Troopers with the Mississippi Highway patrol located the victim at Camp Creek Church. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital and then air lifted to the Med in Memphis.

According to witnesses two shots were fired from a shotgun, one striking the victim in the leg and the second shot hit the vehicle the victim and his passenger were in.

Blanton was arrested at his home without incident.

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