Merriman man arrested for shooting and assault

According to Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, a Merriman man was taken into custody late Saturday night, August 22, following a shooting in Merriman, Neb.

Jesse Hare, 38, was taken into custody after he shot a man and assaulted a woman. Following the shooting, Hare fled the scene and a pursuit on foot by law enforcement led to the apprehension of Hare.

Hare is being held in the Cherry County Jail awaiting Arraignment on numerous felony charges.

The victim injured in the shooting was airlifted to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff where he remains in stable condition.

The Cherry County Sheriff’s Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the incident.

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