Shooting leads to felony murder charges in White County

By Dean Dyer
Posted 6:30AM on Saturday 29th August 2020 ( 4 months ago )

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man is dead and a White County man is facing murder and other charges after a shooting East of Cleveland Friday night.

Gary Stephens, 27, of Cleveland is charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the shooting death of Scott Backhaus, 41, of Cleveland, said White County Sheriff’s Capt. Clay Hammond.

Deputies were called to a shooting at 633 Holiness Campground Road in the eastern part of the county around 10 p.m. Friday, Hammond said. When deputies arrived, they found Backhaus deceased at the scene.

No further details were provided as the investigation into the incident is continuing.

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