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Sheriff updates weekend shootings

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 06/8/22 11:24 PM


HOPE -Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton has updated details of two weekend shootings.

Update on Highway 73 West shooting:

Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting that left a 29-year-old wounded early Saturday, June 4th on Highway 73 West.

Christopher Dewayne Porter age 22 of Washington, was arrested  June 7th for Battery 1st Degree. He was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he is awaiting a first court appearance.  Tabitha Cole, age 32 of Washington was arrested for Hindering Apprehension. She was also transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center to await a first court appearance.

The 29 year old victim, Conner Pope,  remains hospitalized in an out-of-state hospital.
Update on shooting at McNab City Park:

Currently investigators are trying to find witnesses who will cooperate in the investigation. Although there were several vehicles damaged by gunfire no one is willing to give a statement on who may have fired the shots. One person was reportedly shot in the foot. The gunfire occurred at a music program at the park Sunday.