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Police: Female shooter caught in Madison County after search

Posted at 6:36 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 07:00:29-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- A woman suspected of shooting a man in Madison County, Indiana early Wednesday morning has been apprehended. 

The Madison County Sheriff says the victim called 911 from a cell phone and said he'd been shot.  Dispatch "pinged" his phone to locate him around 3:45 a.m. in a car near the intersection of State Road 9 and County Road 1450 N.

The victim, Timothy Lampkins, 29, of Marion, was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in serious condition. 

People living in the area began calling 911 to say that a woman had knocked on their doors around the same time as Lampkins was found.

Deputies and officers from several agencies began searching for her until a passerby saw the woman walking out of a cornfield around 7:30 a.m. along State Road 9.

He called 911 and deputies found Sierra Swoveland, 19, of Muncie, and took her into custody.

Alexandria Community Schools and Madison-Grant United School Corporation were delayed two hours Wednesday while police searched for the woman.

Editor's note: Police initially said the man was shot in a house, then said he was shot in a car.