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Mental evaluation for suspect in trooper shooting

A man accused of shooting an Arkansas state trooper in Hempstead County is to undergo a mental evaluation.

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of shooting an Arkansas state trooper in Hempstead County is to undergo a mental evaluation.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says 66-year-old Herman Lee White of Hope is to be examined on June 26.

Authorities allege White shot Cpl. Pete Penney during a traffic stop on March 23. Penney's wound from a single gunshot was not life-threatening.

The Texarkana Gazette reports White is being held in the state prison system on a probation violation. He is charged with first-degree battery of a law enforcement officer.


 

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