Date: 09/11/2019 *****Update*****
On September 7th, 2019, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Brooklynn Oleary that her 26 year old husband, William Eric Oleary had been shot at a residence on Loyd Road and she was taking him to the emergency room.
According to witness statements, William Eric Oleary became involved in a physical altercation with Austin Stevens in the back yard of the residence. The father of Austin Stevens, identified as 47 year old Danny Stevens, intervened with the altercation. Allegations made were that Oleary then attacked Danny. Danny who has a concealed handgun permit reported that during the struggle he lost his weapon. One of the statements obtained was that during the struggle to secure the firearm, Danny secured the gun while Oleary continued to assault him when a single shot was fired. Oleary was struck in the lower abdomen and was transported to North Arkansas Regional Medical center by personal vehicle. At the time of this release Oleary was reported as being in stable condition.
The investigation into the matter consisting of the evidence collected and witness statements will be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney for review to determine if the shooting was justified or criminal charges to be filed.