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Salesville Man Found Dead in Norfork

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Salesville man is dead following a shooting incident Monday night in Norfork.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery identified the victim as 65 year old Dennis Franklin Chapman. Montgomery said the county 911 center received a call at approximately 8:40 p.m. Monday from a female who stated a man had been shot accidentally at a residence at 29 Major Street in Norfork. Deputies from the sheriff's office along with Norfork Police Chief Jim Griffin, first responders from the Norfork Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance personnel from Baxter Regional Medical Center responded. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Baxter County Coroner's Office.

The sheriff said two investigators from the State Police along with two investigators from the sheriff's office began the investigation. He said evidence was collected at the scene and persons present during the incident were interviewed. 

Montgomery said the body of Dennis Franklin Chapman of Salesville is being sent to the Medical Examiner's office in Little Rock and the investigation is continuing.

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