Woman Charged in Hackett Shooting Out on Bond


Erin Elizabeth Scholtes (photo courtesy of the Sebastian County Detention Center)

Erin Elizabeth Scholtes, who has been charged with battery in the first degree – serious injury, was granted a $75,000 legally sufficient bond in a Sebastian County Circuit Court. Scholtes, 39, was released from the Sebastian County Detention Center on Monday, August 16 at 2:17 p.m.

On Friday, August 13 at approximately 3 p.m. the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 8800 block of Highway 252 W. near Hackett. Deputies arrived and discovered a man who had been shot by a shotgun. Deputies quickly learned the man had been shot by a woman who had fled the scene. The man was able to give deputies a description of the woman.

Charlie Scott

The 27-year-old victim, Charlie Scott, gave deputies a description of the woman.

Later, a call came into the SCSO about a woman matching her description, knocking on a door at a nearby home. Deputies responded to that address and were able to apprehend the woman who turned out to be the alleged shooter.

The shooting remains under investigation. According to SCSO Captain Phillip Pevehouse, the information being released is as follows: “The man was an employee of Artemis Project. He drove to his place of work and saw a car on the property that he did not know. He entered one of the buildings and was met by a woman he did not know who shot him with a shotgun. The woman fled the scene.”

Scott was airlifted from the area of the shooting to a hospital for further treatment. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Scott’s medical bills. For more information on how to donate, click –HERE-.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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