Sheriff Billy Rowles reported to us that on Saturday, January 4, 2020, two neighbors were in an argument that was rumored to be about a dog when one of the men shot the other. The shooting occurred in the Trout Creek Community off of FM 2460. According to Rowles, 42-year-old Reginald Ashworth was shot by 56-year-old Patrick Samuel with a 12-gauge shot gun loaded with bird shot. He sustained an injury with 8-10 pellets and was transported by ambulance to Beaumont with non-threatening injuries. When the incident occurred, it was reported that Samuel ran into a wooded area but later turned himself in to the Newton County Sheriff’s Department where he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Samuel is being held at the Newton County Jail with a $10,000 bond and was arraigned by Judge Brenda Smith.