HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Combs man was acquitted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of his neighbor last year.
A Madison County Circuit Court jury on Friday (Sept. 13) found Dale Wayne Bryant, 57, not guilty of first or second-degree murder, negligent homicide or manslaughter charges.
Bryant was arrested in August of 2018 for shooting Samuel Scott Hicks, 30, after a fight, according to Sheriff Rick Evans.
Hicks' family has filed a wrongful death suit, claiming Bryant shot Hicks in the back as he walked away.
The family seeks unspecified damages along with costs and attorney's fees, according to court documents.