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Grass Valley man shoots another in the head with pellet gun 

Wayne Stidham

A Grass Valley man remains in county jail after allegedly shooting another man in the head with a pellet gun during an argument.

Grass Valley Police officers responded to the residence in the 600 block of Le Duc Street at about 2 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called to report that her grandson had been shot in the head with a pellet gun.

Both men had been drinking, said Police Capt. Rex Marks, and began a "rather aggressive argument" that reportedly stemmed from one of the men taking their two dogs for a walk and returning without the dogs.

The suspect, identified as Wayne Clint Stidham, 48, allegedly then pulled the pellet gun out and shot the 40-year-old victim in the head.

The pellet just broke the skin, Marks said, and the victim was treated at the scene.

Stidham was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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