Man shot in leg after altercation

Published 10:34 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

One man is in jail and another is hospitalized after a squabble between the men led to gunfire on New Sight Drive Wednesday night.




The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 8:19 p.m. from a subject who said he had been shot in the leg. The victim, Alton Harveston, 45, had been working on a vehicle at the residence of Donald Earl Dickerson, 41, at 2423 East New Sight Drive. Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said Harveston said the two got into an altercation — partly over a flashlight — which led to Dickerson shooting Harveston in the leg.

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Harveston, who had been staying in the area, was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dickerson left and then returned to the scene while deputies were there, and he was taken into custody. Dickerson was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon and is currently in Lincoln County Jail with no bond set.