A Griffin man who was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the Spalding County Magistrate Courtroom at the Spalding County Jail.
Sheldon Lee Alford, 39, of Griffin, is also charged with simple battery-family violence, two counts of reckless conduct causing harm to or endangering the bodily safety of another, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and aggravated battery deprive.
According to the preliminary hearing calendar, Alford’s attorney is listed as Brent Hutchinson.
The charges stem from an Aug. 8 incident.
According to a Griffin Police Department incident report, an officer responded to Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital in reference to an aggravated assault with a gunshot wound. The victim was a 38-year-old Griffin woman.
The victim’s son, 17, told police that he had an argument with Alford, whom he said was his step-father. The argument started in the car and escalated inside the residence and involved the 17-year-old, Alford, and his mother. He told police that Alford tried to fight him because of the way he was talking to his mother and Alford. He told police that Alford tried to hit him but missed and they ended up on the ground where a white pit bull dog started biting him.
The 17-year-old told police that Alford grabbed a rifle and tried to shoot him but instead shot his mother. He described the rifle as a green camo, “sniper style” rifle with a scope.
The mother told officers that all she knew was she came out of the bathroom and was shot in the arm. The victim was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center. The 17-year-old was treated at Spalding Regional.