Digby asked to disclose facts of BB gun shooting

Council member takes aim at mayor during open hearing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Alderman Ryan Evans, in the open hearing portion of the Oct. 11 city council meeting, called upon Highfill’s mayor, Stacy Digby, to explain his actions in a Sept. 23 shooting incident. Evans asked Digby to disclose the facts related to the incident in the public meeting, but Digby declined, saying that the report filed with the county sheriff's office — and also summarized in the newspaper — was accurate and all that needed to be said. According to a report from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Digby and a 35-year-old woman were “goofing around” with a BB gun. The woman shot Digby in the leg and the mayor took the gun and shot the woman in the stomach, according to the report. The pellet embedded in the woman’s stomach and she was treated and released at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.


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