Monday, June 24, 2019

Two injured in shootout at Stella home involving custody dispute, felony charges to be filed against child's father

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday 06/23/2019 in the Stella area.

At approximately 4:30PM, Deputies responded to 19898 Terrier Road in Stella. The investigation is still underway but at this time it appears that a 27-year-old male went to that location demanding to get a small child that he is the father of.

Apparently there are unresolved custody issues over the child. The situation escalated with the 27-year-old making threats. 

Gunshots were exchanged between the 27-year-old and Joshua Roller, a 34-year-old male that lives at this address.

Joshua Roller received wounds from a handgun to his lower extremities. He was transported to Freeman Hospital. The 27-year=old suffered wounds from a shotgun in his upper torso. He was transported to Mercy Hospital.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office will be requesting charges from the Prosecutors Office against the 27-year-old for 1st degree assault, armed criminal action and child endangerment.

The investigation continues at this time.

-Sheriff Chris Jennings

1 comment:

  1. Anybody coming around to the idea that it's the abundance of GUNS in this country that's contributed to all these shootings?