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Tigrett shooting suspect arrested in Dyersburg

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A 27-year-old Dyersburg man is behind bars after reportedly shooting the tires out of another man's truck in Tigrett on Tuesday evening.

Aaron Stewart, 217 Jordan St., Dyersburg, Tenn., is charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon after being arrested at his residence on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, on Connell Street in Tigrett at a place called The Café, which is also known as the Merry Go Round. Dyer County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the location after a call came of a man shooting the tires out of a vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses at the scene stated they saw Stewart pull up in an older-model white Pontiac Grand-Prix and exit the vehicle. He then walked over to a truck in which Pernell Tatum was sitting, pulled out a 9mm pistol semi-automatic handgun and fired two rounds, one in the front driver's side tire and one in the rear tire. Stewart then reportedly spoke briefly to two witnesses and left the scene. There were no reported injuries during the incident. The incident is believed to have been over a female.

Dyer County Sheriff's Inv. Calvin Johnson went to the scene and found two 9mm shell casings in the parking lot.

On Wednesday, sheriff's deputies went to Stewart's residence on Jordan Street and searched the premises. Deputies reportedly found Stewart hiding behind a television and he was taken into custody without incident.

Stewart is being held in the Dyer County Jail without bond. He is scheduled to appear before Dyer County General Sessions Court Judge Jason Hudson on Thursday, Jan. 10.

The location of Tuesday night's shooting is the same place in which a man was shot in the buttock after a fight broke out shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve.

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