Garbage Man Possibly Struck with Bullet from BB or Pellet Gun in Medaryville

An officer from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Medaryville Town Hall on Friday in reference to a battery.

Phillip Brunton, of Demotte, who works for Allied Waste Systems, was picking up refuse in the area of 203 E. Ridge Street when he was struck in the right side of the neck by an unknown object.

The officer saw that Brunton had a puncture wound to the side of his neck for which he was treated at the Town Hall by EMS responders. He advised that he was going to get additional medical attention at his physician’s office.

Police believe he was hit with a bullet from BB or pellet gun. The officer checked the area and was unable to locate any more damage or potential suspects. The case remains under investigation.