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A Dermott man has been charged with first-degree battery in connection with the non fatal shooting of another man during a dispute outside a Dermott residence.

John Wesley Brown, 60, of Dermott is alleged to have fired three shots at Darryl Lewis, one of which struck Lewis in the abdomen.

Lewis, also of Dermott, is currently in a Southeast Arkansas hospital where he is believed to be in stable condition, according to 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen.

Brown, who turned himself in to authorities the night of the shooting, faces a first-degree battery charge. First-degree battery is a Class B felony punishable by five to 20 years in prison. If convicted, Brown potentially faces a 15-year sentence enhancement because the battery involved a firearm. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.