DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING INVOLVING A FATHER AND SON
The Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call shortly before midnight on Friday, June 3, 2011 requesting an ambulance at 403 County Line Road North. A second call was received just after midnight and the caller reported that someone had been shot. Howard County Deputies Joey Davis and Travis Turner responded to the scene. When deputies arrived they found Stephen Douglas Amonette, 28 years of age, being treated by the Howard County Ambulance Service for a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Deputies stated that the victim gave conflicting statements as to what occurred. At one point Stephen Douglas Amonette stated that his father, Stephen Carlton Amonette, 48 years of age, had fired a pistol at him once and missed and then fired again hitting him in the shoulder. Stephen Carlton Amonette was arrested and is in the Howard County Jail being charged with Aggravated Assault. Bond has been set at 10,000 dollars for Stephen Carlton Amonette.
Sheriff Butch Morris