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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Second Suspect Arrested in Shooting in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY - JANUARY 31, 2023 - On January 30, 2023, Monroe County Sheriff's Department Detective Rushing interviewed Edward Deckard age 57 for a shooting that occurred on January 23, 2023.

Deckard was our only remaining at-large suspect from the incident. His accomplice, Gary “Kevin” Robertson age 51, was arrested the morning of the incident and had since been released.

During the interview with Mr. Deckard, he was confronted with cell phone evidence and confirmed his involvement in the crime.

Deckard cooperated and agreed to take detectives to a rural area outside of Smithville to retrieve the shotgun he used. A loaded 12g shotgun was recovered in a brush pile along the 8000 block of Strain Ridge Rd.

Gary “Kevin” Robertson age 51, was arrested again on additional charges based off cell phone evidence.

Edward Deckard was booked on, Attempted Murder- Felony, Robbery-Level 3 felony, and Criminal Recklessness- Level 6 felony,

Gary Robertson was booked on, Robbery- Level 3, and Criminal Recklessness-Level 6 felony.

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