Arkansas Mom Shot in Face with Arrow

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A man is facing charges after allegedly shooting a female in the face with a crossbow Monday, according to the Cross County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies were called around 4:30 p.m., February 11, to a home in regards to a shooting incident. 

The victim had already left to be treated at a hospital by the time deputies arrived at the scene. The victim’s condition is unknown.

Joseph Avellino, 34, of Wynne, was arrested and charged with first-degree battery, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor by the Cross County Sheriff’s Office. 

Authorities say his bond will be set on Wednesday.

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