Arkansas man shoots woman in face with crossbow after altercation

Arkansas man shoots woman in face with crossbow after altercation
Joseph Avellino, 34 (Source: Cross County Sheriff's Office)

CROSS COUNTY, AR (WMC) - A Wynne, Arkansas man has been arrested on battery charges after Cross County Deputies said he shot a female in the face with a cross bow.

The incident happened on County Road 727 shortly before 4:20 p.m.

Deputies said 34-year-old Joseph Avellino got into an altercation with the victim and shot her in the face.

Upon arrival, deputies found the victim left in a vehicle en route to the hospital. The victim’s condition was available.

Avellino’s bond will be set Tuesday.

He is charged with first-degree battery and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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