Three charged following Hickory Flat shooting

By Joyce Brock/Southern Advocate News Editor

HICKORY FLAT – Three Hickory Flat men are facing charges following a shooting Sunday morning.
The incident began sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. A conflict is believed to have began between the suspects, Jason Harris, Chris Luzar and Chris Goode, and Josh Keeling at the Hickory Flat Car Wash. The window of Keeling’s truck was apparently broken by one of the suspects at this time.
Following the confrontation at the car wash, Keeling got in his vehicle and began traveling down Hwy. 178. Harris, Luzar and Goode are believed to have followed Keeling in another vehicle. During this time, several shots were fired at the vehicle. One shot entered Keeling’s vehicle. Keeling suffered minor cuts from the broken glass, but was not directly hit by the shots.
Harris, Luzar and Goode are all charged with aggravated assault. As of press time, all three remained in custody at Benton County Jail.