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Branch man arrested in family disturbance

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 11:35:48-04

A Branch man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday night shooting.

James Matte, 55, is accused of two counts attempted second-degree murder in connection with the incident, deputies say.

They were called to the 8100 block of White Oak Highway late Saturday, and found that a fight among family members had happened. During the disturbance, gunfire was exchanged between two family members; one appears to have been in self-defense. Two people were hit in the leg and treated at local hospitals for their injuries, deputies say.

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges are possible, deputies say.