Altus man charged with child neglect following Dec. shooting

Altus man charged with child neglect following Dec. shooting

ALTUS, OK (KSWO) –Additional charges were filed against an Altus man involved in a shooting that stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Altus police were first called out to a home on the 1700 block of Willard just after 11 p.m. Dec. 23, 2015, when a domestic dispute between 37-year-old Jason Biddlecom and another man turned violent. Police say Biddlecom showed up to his soon-to-be ex-wife's home and confronted another man before the two shot at each other. Biddlecom was shot in the leg.

A child was in the home at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

Police found the two men at different homes later that evening. Biddlecom was taken to Jackson County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Both of the men involved were interviewed by police and released.

Biddlecom was arrested was later arrested on Jan. 13 at his home on an unrelated felony warrant. However, two additional charges were added late Wednesday afternoon: child neglect and possession of a pistol while on probation.

Biddlecom is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $125,000 bond.

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