Suspect Injured After Deputy-Involved Shooting In Benton County

DECATUR, Ark. (KFSM) — Sheriff's deputies wounded a person Wednesday (March 13) after an incident on West Mountain Road.

Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the scene for a criminal investigation regarding Hasten Merworth.

At some point, Merworth became barricaded, which resulted in a deputy-involved shooting. The deputy involved has been put on administrative leave.

Merworth was taken from the scene and given medical attention, according to Sgt. Jenkins.

An update on the person's condition wasn't immediately available.

Jenkins said the sheriff's office and Arkansas State Police were investigating the incident, but no other details were provided.

Jenkins said no deputies were injured during the incident.

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