Medora man arrested in shooting

A Jackson County man faces a preliminary Level 5 felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting Wednesday that left a man hospitalized in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

Donald A. Fugett, 46, of Medora was arrested by police shortly after the incident at his residence in the 500 block of South County Road 990W, according to a news release from Lt. Adam Nicholson with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Nicholson said the 46-year-old man who was shot called 911 at about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday to report he had been shot. The man, who is not being identified at this time, told dispatchers after being shot, he left Fugett’s home and drove to U.S. 50 and County Road 975W.

Police responding to that intersection found the man outside his vehicle. The man was able to give officers information about Fugett’s residence, Nicholson said.

He also was treated for his injuries by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services before being transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment. He was later sent to St. Vincent Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon, Nicholson said.

After police obtained a search warrant, Nicholson said he and Detective Marty Mead, a crime scene technician, collected evidence related to the shooting from Fugett’s home.

Fugett was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and is being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

Those assisting with the investigation include county Detective Mark Holt, county officers Mitch Ray, Kevin Settle and Conner Emily, Brownstown Officer John Amis and personnel with Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department.