RUSSELLVILLE — A Russellville man accused of shooting another man during a fight in April has been indicted on assault charges, police said.
Charles Lynch Hamilton III, 52, 100 Lynch Lane, was indicted on a first-degree assault charge, courthouse officials said.
Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said Hamilton is accused of shooting Joseph Nelson, 49, 603 Tyler Ave., Russellville, on April 4.
The two men reportedly were fighting over a woman, police said.
The chief said the shooting took place outside a residence on Stuck Street in Russellville.
Investigators said Hamilton left the residence shortly after the fight began, went to another site where he got a gun and came back to the residence on Stuck Street.
"He was outside the residence and when Nelson walked out, Hamilton walked up to him and shot him once in the upper chest," Russellville police detective Sgt. Joe Hargett said at the time of the shooting.
Nelson was taken to Russellville Hospital where he was stabilized and later flown to Huntsville Hospital. He was treated and released a day later.
Reports indicate Hamilton was taken into custody a short time after the shooting. The weapon police believe was used was confiscated.
First-degree assault is a Class B felony and punishable by 2-20 years in prison if convicted.
Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing said Hamilton is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment Jan. 13.
He said the case could be placed on the February circuit court docket.
Nelson is out on jail on bail of $25,000.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.