Jefferson County Man Behind Bars for Attempted Murder

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By WSIL Reporter

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Jefferson County man is behind bars on attempted murder charges.  

Authorities say Charles Beckley, 43, of Dix, shot another man in the back of the head Saturday night. It happened after an argument at the Prairie View Resort mobile home park. Authorities say Beckley was arguing with a woman when she drove away with two other people. One of those men was Jason Wright, 29, of Salem.
     
Beckley shot into the truck and hit Wright in the back of the head and neck. Wright was taken to a Centralia hospital. 
 
Beckley faces several charges including attempted murder, armed violence and domestic battery.
 
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