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Father’s Day dispute leads to shooting

A Butler County man ended Father’s Day in a jail cell after a heated family argument sent his stepson to the hospital with a gunshot wound, according to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden.

William Lowery, 70, was charged with assault, second degree, a class C felony, Harden said.

The sheriff said that an argument over money erupted between Lowery’s wife and stepson when Lowery stepped in. Harden said that the stepson pushed Lowery, at which point the man stepped inside his home, returning with a handgun.

Deputies responded to 4107 Montgomery Highway to a report of shots fired at 12:15 p.m. to find that the 33-year-old stepson had been shot in the arm. The victim was transported to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital then to another facility, but Harden reported that the victim is in stable condition and recovering.

Lowery was later released from Butler County Correctional Facility on a $10,000 bond.