Massac County man arrested for pistol whipping, shooting at other man

MASSAC COUNTY — A 37-year-old Massac County man has been arrested for the alleged beating of and shooting at another man.

Delman Elmore (Source: Massac Co.)
Delman Elmore
(Source: Massac Co.)

Delman Elmore is being held on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The Massac County Sheriff’s Department received reports around 7 p.m. Wednesday of shots fired. Deputies responded to the 7700 block of Unionville Road, where they reportedly found a man who had been beaten and had a bullet hole in his clothing.

Deputies were informed that Elmore had beaten the man with a pistol and also fired the gun in the man’s direction, but only hit the man’s clothing and not his body.

A traffic stop a short time later near Metropolis resulted in Elmore being taken into custody. He remains in the Massac County Jail awaiting the formal setting of charges and bail at a hearing Friday.