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Lamont man faces charges of drive-by shooting, assault


January 9, 2020

Formal charges of drive-by shooting and second degree assault were filed by Prosecutor Denis Tracy Tuesday in Superior Court against Phillip A. Hayes, 59, Lamont-area resident who was arrested at his residence early Friday after the area SWAT team was called to his residence.

Hayes was arrested after he allegedly shot at a neighbor’s shop on Spuler Road. The report of the arrest alleged Hayes took shots at the shop two different times.

The scene was in the area of the intersection of Dewey Road and Spuler Road. The intersection is about about six miles northeast of Lamont.

Deputies respo...

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