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Benton man arrested on attempted murder charge

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder after deputies say he shot his father during an argument.
BENTON, AR - A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder after deputies say he shot his father during an argument.

Investigators say Jason Depriest and his father, 52-year-old Ricky Depriest, were arguing at a home on Gunter Loop Wednesday night when Jason pulled a pistol. Ricky ran and Jason fired several shots, hitting Ricky once in the back, according to Lt. Scottie Courtney with the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

Jason met deputies at the residence and surrendered without incident. Ricky was transported to a local hospital. His condition is not known.

Jason is being held on a $50,000 bond.
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