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07/05/2014

A MEMBER OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOLLOWING A DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING

 

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Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.

Operation Commander/Public Information Officer

870.541.5351-OFFICE/870.329.5652-CELL

Email: lafayette.woods@jeffcoso.org

A MEMBER OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOLLOWING A DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING: Jefferson County, Arkansas - July 5, 2014-A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator is on paid Administrative Leave following a deputy-involved shooting that occurred in the area of Rhinehart Road and West Pullen Street in the city of Pine Bluff.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have learned that at approximately 3:26 AM, Saturday, July 5, 2014, patrol officers from the Pine Bluff Police Department were dispatched to the city’s north side in reference to the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officer’s located Dedric Jones (36), who had suffered a single gunshot to the chest.  Jones was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown at this time.  The involved investigator was not injured.   

Any/all evidence will be evaluated as this internal investigation progresses.  During the investigation, the investigator involved will remain on administrative leave with pay pending the findings in this investigation. 

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