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Perry County Shooting Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 07/16/2010

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On July 15, 2010 at approximately 7:25 pm, the Kentucky State Police at Post 13 Hazard, received a call of a shooting in the Rowdy community of Perry County. KSP Units were immediately dispatched to the scene and also to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital to contact the victim, Daniel Stidham, age 25 of Rowdy, who had been transported there by family members with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder. Preliminary investigations indicate that the victim and his father, Mack Sizemore, also of Rowdy Ky., had been involved in a verbal argument which escalated into the victim being shot. Mr. Sizemore was taken into custody at his residence without incident, charged with Assault 1st Degree and placed in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Perry County. Mr. Stidham was later flown to the UK Medical Center for treatment and is listed in stable condition. The incident is still under investigation by Detectives Gary Sandlin and Clayton Stamper of the Hazard Post.

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