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Madison Co. Man Acquitted In 2018 Fatal Shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Combs man was acquitted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of his neighbor last year. A Madison County Circuit Court jury on Fr...

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Combs man was acquitted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of his neighbor last year.

A Madison County Circuit Court jury on Friday (Sept. 13) found Dale Wayne Bryant, 57, not guilty of first or second-degree murder, negligent homicide or manslaughter charges.

Bryant was arrested in August of 2018 for shooting Samuel Scott Hicks, 30, after a fight, according to Sheriff Rick Evans.

Hicks' family has filed a wrongful death suit, claiming Bryant shot Hicks in the back as he walked away.

The family seeks unspecified damages along with costs and attorney's fees, according to court documents.