A Dickinson man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly shot another man in the 700 block of West Villard.
Shortly before midnight, Dickinson patrol officers were dispatched to the St. Alexius Hospital emergency department to take a report of a male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim described an altercation he had with another male, identified as 30-year-old John Caleb Pyles, while walking in the 700 block of West Villard.
During the altercation, Pyles drew a handgun and fired several rounds at the victim. Pyles then fled the scene on foot. A third male assisted the injured male by transporting him to the hospital. All three were known to one another.
Within an hour of the initial report, Pyles was located in the 700 block of South Main outside the home belonging to an acquaintance. While awaiting backup, a Dickinson police sergeant attempted to give Pyles commands to surrender, but Pyles refused to comply. Pyles discarded an object in the porch area of the home before finally surrendering. He was then taken into custody without further incident. A search of the porch area revealed the handgun believed to have been used in the commission of the shooting.
Pyles was transported to the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center in Dickinson where he was booked on charges of felony Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The wounds sustained by the victim are believed to be non-life-threatening.