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Richard Blayne Anderson

A Beckville man has been indicted in connection with a 2018 fatal shooting at the Sabine River Rats ATV Park in Harrison County.

Richard Blayne Anderson, 23, is charged with murder in connection with the Easter Sunday death of Stacey Keith Carr.

Anderson was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on June 12. He has been released from the Harrison County Jail on $50,000 bond since May 2018.

The fatal shooting of the 25-year-old Beckville resident occurred early that Easter Sunday morning at the Sabine River Rats ATV Park just north of the Panola County line on U.S. 59. A witness told responding officers with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office that the shooting started after Carr confronted Anderson for allegedly assaulting Carr’s ex-girlfriend.

“During interviews with a witness, it was discovered that approximately three hours earlier in the evening, there had been an alleged assault on the ex-girlfriend of Stacey Carr, the victim, by Anderson,” a Harrison County Sheriff’s Office news release issued at the time of the incident said. “Allegedly, Carr confronted Anderson at the River Rats Park and a fight ensued after being told that Anderson had assaulted his ex-girlfriend. The alleged suspect then retrieved a pistol and allegedly shot the victim multiple times during the fight.”

Harrison County 911 dispatchers began receiving multiple calls for an ambulance and law enforcement regarding gunshots fired, with a possible victim, around 1:30 a.m. Witnesses on the scene identified the alleged suspect to be Anderson. Anderson was located in a pickup near a wooded area and appeared to be either asleep or passed out, officials said.

“Deputies removed Anderson from the truck and placed him under arrest without incident,” officials said.

Carr’s body was found several feet away with gunshot wounds. He appeared to be lifeless. EMT personnel could not find a pulse or heartbeat.

A .40 caliber pistol was recovered at the scene, officials said.