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Deputies: Man fires shot during attempted robbery at Wayne County farm

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Apr 23 2013 10:40:30 AM CDT
Casey Roberto Maddox

Wayne Deputies said they arrested a man who fired a gunshot as he tried to rob a farm worker.

According to deputies, Casey Roberto Maddox, 21, of Pearlie Drive in Dudley, used a gun to try and rob Fernando Salinas, of Seven Springs, as the victim was working at a turkey farm on April 12. Salinas told investigators that Maddox had threatened to kill him. Maddox fired a gunshot at the ground near Salinas' feet when the victim did not go to his truck to get money, deputies said.

When another turkey farm employee approached, Maddox drove off in his van without getting any money, investigators said.

Maddox was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping. He was being held under a $185,000 secure bond.