From Marion’s McDowell News of May 30, 2006
Squabble leads to gunfire, one hurt
A confrontation in Nebo Saturday night landed one man in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., McDowell County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Southern Way owned by Darrell Freeman.
Capt. Dudley Greene of the Sheriff’s Office said Freeman and several others were in his yard, when 34-year-old Mark Anthony Salyer of Southern Way showed up unannounced.
Witness said a confrontation ensued and Salyer brandished a weapon, the captain stated.
That’s when Freeman shot Salyer once in the chest with a .45-caliber handgun, according to Greene.
"No charges have been filed at this time, but we continue to investigate," said the captain. "We’re still sorting out the details."
Salyer was airlifted to Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, where he was listed in serious but stable condition early Sunday morning.
However, authorities say they received word later that Salyer was released.
No one by that name was listed as a patient at the hospital Sunday evening.