Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Newport man recovering following shooting

  • The investigation into the Wednesday shooting of a Newport man continues as the authorities search for a suspect.
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  • According to a press release from Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department, officers were dispatched to Ashley Drive at approximately 10 p.m. Sept. 5 where Melvin Cox, 28, of Newport, was discovered with a gunshot wound to his right side. Cox was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to a Little Rock hospital where his injuries are considered non, life-threatening. Authorities are continuing to gather information in the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this shooting are urged to contact the Newport Police Department at 870-523-2722.
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