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Man Charged in Slaying of Sheriff During Rally

April 15, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

State police said they had captured and charged a man in the death of a county sheriff who was gunned down at a political rally.

Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was shot in the back with a high-powered rifle by an assailant who then fled on a motorcycle, police said.

The killing occurred Saturday night in Shopville.

Danny Shelley, 31, of Eubank was arrested on a charge of murder of a police officer, police said, but they released no information on his alleged motive.

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