CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that the Smith County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation and obtained a probable cause warrant for the arrest. It has since been updated to specify that the Overton Police Department actually investigated and arrested the suspects.
OVERTON, Texas (KETK) — The Smith County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man in Overton on Saturday after he allegedly shot another man during an argument.
The shooting occurred after an argument broke out between two men on the 100 block of South Timberlake Street, allegedly over an unpaid debt. The argument escalated and resulted in one of the men being shot, while the other fled the scene.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle on FM 850, west of Overton and held the suspect until Overton PD arrived. During a preliminary investigation, probable cause was established for Overton police to arrest a man for aggravated assault and possession of marijuana.
The man who was shot was taken to a hospital in Tyler where he was treated and later released.