Oxford man charged after shooting incident 

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An Oxford man has been charged with two felonies in Izard County Circuit Court after a weekend shooting incident.

According to a release from Sheriff Jack Yancey’s office, deputies were dispatched to Whispering Pines Road in Oxford in reference to a shooting call around 7:45 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 11.

One of the victims called the sheriff’s department and stated he and two other people had a gun pointed at them and shots were fired, the release noted.

While deputies were on the way, a man identified as Jerry Bierman (pictured above), 72, of Oxford, called the sheriff’s department and stated he had just shot at a man because he (the man) “…had damaged Bierman’s truck mirror.”

After deputies arrived on the scene, two of the victims stated they were in a truck pulling an ATV down the road to try and start it. While doing this, an older man (later identified as Bierman) pulled up in a silver pickup and flagged him down. The victims stopped to see what the man needed, and Bierman allegedly pulled out a pistol, pointed it at one of the victims while talking to them, and then discharged the pistol shooting over the cab of the truck, the release said.

As a result, Bierman was formally charged on Monday, Sept. 14, with two counts of aggravated assault, a Class D felony, and resisting arrest, a Class B misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000 with a court date of Sept. 16 in the Izard County Circuit Court

Deputies noted there was no damage to Bierman’s vehicle as he had told the dispatcher, the release said.

Image via Izard County Sheriff’s Department

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