Salem Man Dead in Grassy Fork Shooting

Salem Man Dead in Grassy Fork Shooting


A 35-year-old Salem man is dead after a shooting in Grassy Fork yesterday evening.

Dustin L. Robbins, 35, of Salem, was found shot in the abdomen with a shotgun. He was treated at the scene and then transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour by Jackson County EMS where he later died from his injuries.

On April 5, 2017 at 6:59 PM Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 8049 East County Road 400 South in reference to a reported gunshot wound.

While en route Deputies were advised that at least one subject had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Deputies were also told the injured male was outside the residence and the suspected shooter was inside.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s deputies along with units from the Crothersville Police Department, Brownstown Police Department and the Indiana State Police made contact with and arrested Darrell E. Stanton (56) of Grassy Fork Township in connection with the shooting.

It has been determined that Robbins is the son of Stanton’s girlfriend.

An altercation occurred when Stanton arrived at home and found Robbins, and Robbins’ wife at the home visiting his (Robbins’) mother.

It is alleged that Stanton threatened Robbins and his wife with a shotgun. A struggle took place which resulted in Robbins death.

Stanton was  arrested in connection with the shooting death of Robbins and is currently being held in the Jackson county Jail without bond pending an initial hearing.

All persons arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.