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.
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