A Sulphur Rock man celebrating a “little too much” ends up behind bars

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Independence County Deputy Jordan Wesley Harder was called to a Green Rock Street address in Sulphur Rock where he found a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado sitting in the front yard. 

Deputy Harder also found the driver Shane Alan Cox, 21, of Sulphur Rock, who was standing in the front yard along with two residents of the area.

Harder said he could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from Cox.  

Dispatch informed Deputy Harder that the person who called in the incident said the man had a gun and was “pointing it at people.”

Deputy Harder placed hand restraints on Cox, who told him he had a gun, but it was in the vehicle. 

A check of the vehicle resulted in finding a .22-rifle and a .45-caliber Ruger American pistol.

Cox also told officers he had just turned 21-years-old, and he had been drinking. According to Officer Harder, Cox said, “I was drinking a little too much, sir.”

Cox was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

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