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Sebastian County man accused of breaking into a house, shooting a sleeping man pleads not guilty

Police say the man who was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds said he woke up to Barton "standing at the foot of his bed holding a pistol."

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. — According to court documents, Sebastian County man James Vincent Barton, 30, has pleaded not guilty to burglary and attempted murder charges after deputies say he broke into a man's house and shot him while he was sleeping.

Sebastian County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Deputies say that while responding to a reported shooting, they found Barton helping a man control bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds to his arms. The man was taken to a hospital, and said he woke up to Barton “standing at the foot of his bed holding a pistol.”

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