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      Man shoots girlfriend in the face

      Ronald Bryant is being held in the Boone County Jail and faces charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action.

      A Boone County woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face tonight.

      The shooting happened at the Apple Grove Trailer Park north of Columbia on North Creasy Springs Road.

      Authorities said Ronald D. Bryant, 69, shot his girlfriend at her residence during a domestic dispute.

      The victim was able to get to a neighbor??s house and call 911.

      Deputies arrested Bryant 2 hours later near the woman??s trailer park after driving away in a van.

      The woman said Bryant was had too much to drink.

      Boone County Sheriff Detective Tom O??Sullivan said, ??We believe alcohol did play a significant role in this incident. The victim had told us that the suspect had been drinking. She believes he was intoxicated at the time of the shooting.??

      Bryant is being held in the Boone County Jail and faces charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action.