James Richard Mahaney, a resident of Wilderness Road near Greenbrier, is in Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office custody following a shooting that occurred Friday.
Chief Deputy Matt Rice said Mahaney allegedly shot Charles Dowell when the two began arguing at a residence on Wilderness Road, off of Ridge Drive, north of State Highway 287.
Rice said Dowell was shot in the buttocks.
During the investigation, four pounds of marijuana and four rifles were found. Muhaney, Dowell and two other people at the residence, Shawna Ford and Michael J. Sutherland, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphanalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Mahaney was also charged with battery in the first degree.
Dowell was transported via medical air ambulance, and his condition was not known at press time.
Rice said his injuries did not appear life threatening.