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Local man shot during altercation at home

A Phil Campbell man was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital Jan. 14 after an argument at the home of an acquaintance resulted in him receiving a gunshot wound to his back and side.

Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the man was shot with birdshot from a shotgun and the injuries sustained were not life-threatening.

Oliver said the incident took place on Smith Road in Phil Campbell in the early evening of Jan. 14.

“The man was at the home of someone he knew and they got into an argument,” Oliver said. “A woman inside the home told the man to leave and after some arguing the homeowner got his shotgun out and shot the man with birdshot.”

No one has been charged yet, and officials say the case will more than likely be turned over to a grand jury.


In an unrelated incident, a Colbert County man was arrested Jan. 14 and has been charged in connection to a recent burglary.

Curtis Kennedy, 24, has been charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree theft of property as well as third-degree mischief according to Oliver.

Kennedy is accused of breaking into Stidham’s Feed Store on U.S. 43. The burglary took place on Jan. 11.

Clothing, a shotgun and a crossbow were taken from the business. According to reports, those items were located at Kennedy’s residence in Ligon Springs.


A local man has also been arrested in connection with a residential burglary that occurred Jan. 13.

Samuel David Guzman, 21, Russellville, has been charged with second-degree receiving stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett.

Guzman is accused of possessing three stolen electronic tablets and a laptop all reported stolen Jan. 13.