One jailed following Friday shooting

Officials with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office say the man suspected of shooting a man and woman early Friday was charged with second-degree battery and released on $2,500 bond.


Andrew Judd Elrod, 58, of Conway, was taken into custody following the shooting death of Charles Hooten, 39, of Conway, outside of Elrod's home on Buddy Lane around 1:30 a.m.

Elrod was charged in connection with the shooting of Debbie Ford, 47, who was also at the residence and suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Ford was transported to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock, where she is in stable condition.

Authorities have declined comment on the circumstances surrounding the incident and on the type or caliber of weapon used in the shooting.

No charges have been filed in Hooten's death. FCSO Capt. Matt Rice said Monday the shooting death is still under investigation. 




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