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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Deputies Investigate Shooting on River Road

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20 p.m. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate a shooting call in the 1800 block of River Road. When deputies arrived they located a victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound as well as blunt force trauma. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital.

Through the investigation, deputies learned that there was a verbal argument between the victim and the suspect who knew each other, which escalated to the suspect shooting the victim. As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Samuel Fred Guy, age 59 from Helena. Guy is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail charged with Assault 1st Degree, and his bond is set at $10,000.

For information on current or recently released inmates from the Shelby County Jail, visit our website at, then select Inmate Listing under the Jail tab. For more information on the details of related criminal charges, click on the following crime title and search the related chapters and sections:

Assault 1st Degree – 13A-6-20

Anyone with additional information about this crime should contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at by clicking on the "Report a Crime" link under the "Helpful Links” section.

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