Wednesday, April 04, 2007

77-Year-Old Pond Owner Charged With Shooting 81-Year-Old Fisherman

An 81-year-old fishing in a Harnett County pond suffered minor wounds when he was hit by pellets fired from the shotgun of the pond's irate owner. The Harnett County Sheriff's Office said Silas Junior McKoy was hit by a blast from the shotgun when he refused to leave a pond he was fishing. The gunman, 77-year-old William Watson Maddox, allegedly told McKoy to leave the pond. When McKoy refused, Maddox allegedly fired the shotgun in McKoy's direction. Maddox was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.


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