Man Gets Murder Charge In Brutal Shooting Near Lincoln

Anita Campbell
Enterprise Staff
On January 12,  2018, at approximately 9:08 PM, Benton County Central Dispatch was notified of a possible shooting victim at a mobile home park, 19078 Zion Church Rd, just outside the city limits of Lincoln. Deputies arrived on scene and found Caleb L.D. Shephard, 27, outside the residence occupied by William J. Heffernan, 21, with an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputies and EMS provided aid on-site before transporting Shephard by ambulance to a predetermined helicopter landing site, where he succumbed to his injuries. After the initial investigation, Heffernan was arrested for the shooting death of Shephard.
William J. Heffernan was charged with MURDER 2nd DEGREE, ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION and TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. A bond of $100,000 cash or surety was issued. This is an ongoing investigation.