Amory man charged with aggravated assault after shooting



By Emily Tubb

Monroe Journal

AMORY – A shooting on Guyton Road on Friday left one juvenile injured and another person in critical condition.

John Hand, Jr., 47, of Amory, is being held in the Monroe County Detention Center, charged with two counts of aggravated assault after a domestic squabble, which authorities believe was fueled by alcohol.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies responded to a disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Cantrell said that Hand shot two people, sending them to the hospital with what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

“The juvenile was shot in the leg, treated and released. The other individual’s condition has gotten worse,” said Cantrell, who stated that the second victim was shot in the hand, ribs and chin.

Cantrell stated that Hand’s charges could be enhanced should the victim’s condition continue to worsen.

Bond is expected to be set this week.

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  • barney fife

    ” … authorities believe was fueled by alcohol ….”
    It might be newsworthy to mention had it NOT been fueled by alcohol.
    Reform our marijuana laws!