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Hester gets $50,000 in bond in connection with Halls Ferry Road shooting

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Jimmy Hester Jr., 20, was arraigned Thursday morning in connection with a shooting and stabbing that occurred Wednesday on Halls Ferry Road.

Hester appeared in Warren County Justice Court before Judge Jeff Crevett on charges of aggravated domestic violence with a firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Crevett set Hester’s bond at $40,000 on the domestic violence charge and $10,000 on the drug charge, according to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. Hester is being held in the Warren County jail.

The charges resulted from an incident at 4534 Halls Ferry Road Wednesday night where Hester’s mother, 43, was wounded by a gunshot to the head. Pace said he believed she will survive her injuries.

A 16-year-old girl was also punctured in the leg. That wound is also not life threatening.

Hester tried to flee the scene when deputies arrived, throwing down a bag containing about 2 ounces of high-grade marijuana, Pace said. Deputies also recovered a gun near a neighbor’s house.

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