Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Man Shot in Ear

At approximately 8:38 PM on December 1, 2017 the Jackson County Sheriff received a 9-1-1 call from a home in the 2500 block of South County Road 750 East, south of Dudleytown.

Reserve Deputy Shane Collier was first on the scene where he located Roy Clarkson, 79 outside the residence. Collier recovered a .38 revolver from Clarkson, who told Collier that two more people were inside the home.

Deputy Collier waited for backup and then officers entered the home where they located Debra S. Newhouse, 53 and her husband John G Newhouse, 48. Debra is the daughter of Clarkson, and the wife of John Newhouse. The Newhouses live in the home with Clarkson.

It was determined that John Newhouse had one gunshot wound to his right ear. Jackson County EMS treated Newhouse's injury at the scene, but Newhouse refused to go to the hospital. No one else was injured. 

The case is under investigation and will be sent to Jackson County Prosecutor for review. It is not believed that alcohol or drugs were involved.

Assisting Collier at the scene were CSI Det. Bob Lucas, Deputy Jeff Walters, Reserve Deputy Steve Murphy, Reserve Deputy Charlie Murphy, Seymour Police Department, Deputy Rick Meyer, Crothersville Police Department, and Jackson County EMS.