Athens Man Shot in Theft Attempt

On Thursday December 15, 2011 at approximately 11:00 AM the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a theft was occurring on Wagoner Road in Marion Township and that a weapon had been discharged. While officers were responding, information was received that one person had been shot.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the owner of the property at the location just off SR 555 on Wagoner road and the victim of the gunshot wound in a field west of Wagoner Road about 100 yards. The weapon was recovered from the landowner.

The victim in the shooting is Jerry Grant Age 36 from Athens. Grant was transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries to O’Bleness Hospital in Athens where he was treated, then transferred to Charleston for further treatment. His condition is not known at this time. The driver of a vehicle located at the scene on Wagoner Road was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Athens County. She is Alieen Mays/Stobart age 26 also from Athens.

The investigation is continuing by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of BCI & I.

The name of the landowner is not being released pending the competition of the investigation.

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