Oklahoma Hunter To Be Charged In Man's Death, Sheriff Says
DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas sheriff says an Oklahoma man
will face a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide after authorities
say he killed a man he mistook for a deer.
Sheriff John Partain in Sevier County, Arkansas, say charges likely
will be filed today against Jimmy Joe Box of Fanshawe, Oklahoma.
20-year-old Phillip Smith was killed November 26 while riding a
four-wheeler in the woods in southwest Arkansas.
Authorities say Box was hunting from a deer stand when he heard
brush popping and saw movement in the bushes. They say he shot one
time toward the movement without identifying his target.
After hearing a shout, Box got off his stand to see what happened
and then called 911 from his cell phone.
Box already has been charged with hunting without an Arkansas
license and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: Associated Press
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