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Three people charged after shooting incident West of Nevada


Three people have been charged after Vernon County Communications received a call that a person had been shot. According to Sheriff’s Officials, Deputies were dispatched to a call Monday afternoon involving a theft that occurred from a vehicle. According to investigators, items had been taken from a vehicle west of Nevada and as the vehicle drove away, it was followed by the victims. Deputies were notified the suspect’s vehicle had wrecked at the intersection of H and 54 Hwy’s and the suspects had fled from the vehicle into the Deerfield area but were located shortly after by law enforcement. Deputies were also notified that one person had been shot in the arm during the incident while trying to stop the suspects. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a Nevada Police detective, who responded to assist, took one suspect into custody and the remaining suspects were arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies. “All of the suspects were located in Deerfield and taken into custody without incident and the firearms used were also located and seized” said Mosher.


Charges were issued Tuesday afternoon for the following:


Blane Jones, 19 of Nevada: Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, and Stealing. Bond has been set for Jones at $250,000 cash only. Jones is being held in the Vernon County Jail.


Wesley Eugene McCown, 17 of Nevada: Accessory to Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Accessory Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Accessory Unlawful Use of a weapon, Accessory Receiving Stolen Property and Accessory Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Bond has been set for McCown for $250,000 cash only.


Daniel Albert Hankins Jr, 17 of Nevada: Receiving Stolen Property and stealing Bond for Hankins Jr. has been set at $25,000 cash only.



*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.