Two Charged In Newton County

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon shooting in

Newton County. 32-year old Branndon Stark, of Kirbyville, was shot in the leg at a residence

on Highway 87, north of Bleakwood. 32-year old George Riggs, of Bleakwood, is charged

with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

His bond is set at $120,000. 36-year old Cissy Jennings, of Dequincy, is charged with

possession of a controlled substance and is being held on a $20,0000 bond. The possession

charges were filed after a large amount of methamphetamine was found in the home.

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