Jones Co. man arrested on aggravated assault charge

JONES COUNTY (WDAM) - An altercation leaves one man in jail and the other in the hospital.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department says Ralph Anthony Collins and Jerry Smith got into fight.  The fight came after Smith's decision to move out of a camper trailer he was living in -- without telling Collins.

Authorities say Collins owns the camper – and came out of his home armed with a shotgun.  After a fight, authorities say Collins fired a shot – striking Smith in the lower left leg and food.

Collins is in jail charged with aggravated assault.  Authorities say Smith is hospitalized with injuries that are not life threatening.

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