tstorms
Friday July 3rd, 2015 6:54AM

Arrest made in Towns Co. shooting, victim airlifted

By Katie Crumley
HIAWASSEE - A Young Harris man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of a 66-year-old man in Towns County early Wednesday morning.

According to the Towns County Sheriff's Office, units responded to the Plott Town area where they discovered the victim in the backyard of the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Officials said he was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Authorities said 59-year-old William Hampton remains in the Towns County Detention Center.

© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
VIDEO: UNG, Ga. Tech students team-up to solve special needs challenges
Nine students from Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design and fourteen students from the University of North Georgia’s doctoral program of Physical Therapy are spending the week on the Dahlonega school’s campus, collaborating to meet the needs of some special north Georgians who face unique physical and sensory challenges.
8:27PM ( 10 hours ago )
Homicide investigation continues in Banks County
A death discovered in Banks County early Thursday has been ruled a homicide.
8:20PM ( 10 hours ago )
UPDATE: Three suspects arrested on Lake Lanier on drug, weapons charges
The Department of Natural Resources recovered a quantity of methamphetamine, cash and weapons during a bust on Lake Lanier early Wednesday morning.
5:53PM ( 13 hours ago )
Gainesville lawyers, Hall Co. Sheriff read aloud Declaration of Independence
Twenty-four Gainesville area attorneys, their sons and their daughters, and Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch, read aloud Thursday in Kenyon Plaza downtown the words that started it all for America.
5:26PM ( 13 hours ago )
GPD, Crime Stoppers offer reward in Atlanta Street Apt. murder
The Gainesville Police Department is hoping the offer of reward money will prompt someone to come forward with some information in a homicide that happened at a city apartment complex last month.
3:44PM ( 15 hours ago )