Two people charged following Newton County shooting

Two people charged following Newton County shooting
LEFT - George Riggs RIGHT - Cissy Jennings (Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office)

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been charged for a Monday morning shooting that sent a victim to the hospital.

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles says George Riggs, 32, of Bleakwood, and Cissy Jennings, 36, of DeQuincy, were arrested after 32-year-old Branndon Stark, of Kirbyville, was shot in the thigh during a disturbance.

The sheriff’s office said it happened just before noon in a house on Highway 87, just north of Bleakwood

Riggs was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, and he remains in jail with a total bond of $120,000.00.

Jennings was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and she remains in jail with a $20,000.00 bond.

The drug charges came after Rowles said his deputies found a large amount of methamphetamine inside the residence.

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