On 8/13/2021, Sharp County dispatch received a call from a motorist advising of a runaway juvenile male riding his bike on Arkansas Hwy 175 between Wirth and Hardy. Sharp County deputy Marc Boyd and Hardy police officer Gallagher located the juvenile on Hwy 175.

The juvenile stated he was going to visit his father, Officer Gallagher cleared the juvenile’s backpack while Deputy Boyd loaded his bicycle in the back of his truck. Deputy Boyd then placed the juvenile in his patrol unit, took the juvenile to a nearby gas station to get ice cream, and then proceeded transporting the juvenile to his residence. While en route the juvenile pulled a pistol from his backpack and shot through Deputy Boyd’s patrol unit cage ultimately striking the deputy in the arm.

Deputy Boyd was transported by Spring River Ambulance to White River Medical Center for his injuries. The juvenile has been taken into custody awaiting formal charges.