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UPDATE: Second suspect arrested in Smithville shooting


A second suspect, Edward Deckard, was arrested Monday in connection with the Jan. 23 shooting in Smithville that sent a man to the hospital with two gunshot wounds.   

According to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Deckard allegedly brought detectives to the 8000 block of Strain Ridge Road where a loaded 12-gauge shotgun was located in a brush pile. 

Deckard has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and criminal recklessness, according to the release.  

Another suspect, Gary Robertson, was arrested on Jan. 23 and charged with robbery, criminal recklessness, possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement.  

The shooting victim called 911 to report that two people were breaking into his vehicle, according to a Jan. 23 release from MCSO. He was shot when he opened his back door to confront the suspects. 


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