Argument over dog ends in shooting

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 17, 2005

MARION- A Perry County man is recovering in Vaughan Regional Medical Center after an argument over the family dog ended in gunfire.

Walter Oliver Green Jr., 32, is currently in the Perry County Jail charged with Assault First Degree and Felony Control of a Firearm, after he allegedly shot Marlon Lewis, 20, in the neck with a shotgun.

According to Marion Police officials, Lewis is the son of Green’s girlfriend and at some point Tuesday, the two began arguing over Lewis’ dog relieving itself in the house.

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According to police, the argument escalated until Green allegedly shot Lewis in the neck.

Lewis is currently in Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma and will recover, according to police. He is currently in fair condition, according to hospital officials.

Prior to going before a judge, District Attorney Michael Jackson said the state would seek a high bond.

“We are going to try to set bond for $250,000,” Jackson said. “We want to make sure gunslingers know we will not tolerate this kind of behavior and we are going to make sure they have a high bond.”

Jackson’s office was successful and Green was given a $250,000 bond in the case. As of Friday afternoon Green had not made bond.