A 45-year-old Hephzibah man has been charged after firing shots at two men riding all-terrain vehicles and hitting one in the foot, police said.
According to an incident report, Travis McKenzie, 30, and Robbie Whisnant, 26, both of Hephzibah, were riding ATVs down a dirt driveway in the 1700 block of Brown Road about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a burgundy Plymouth Voyager minivan cut them off at a fork in the road.
The men told police that the van’s driver, Todd Martin Fulmer, who lives on the road, got out and shot a .38 special handgun that hit McKenzie once in the foot. McKenzie was later taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center by ambulance.
Whisnant headed toward home but later found himself traveling behind Fulmer’s van, police said. He told police that Fulmer demanded he pull the ATV over.
When he refused, Fulmer fired the weapon, striking a rear ATV tire, the report stated.
Fulmer then forced Whisnant into a ditch, hit him in the head with the weapon and threatened to shoot him, the report stated. Police said Fulmer thought the men were responsible for setting fire to his property.
Whisnant contacted police, who took Fulmer to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Fulmer was later booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.