Man charged with shooting himself, guest

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A Jefferson County man is in jail after shooting himself in the leg and another man in the neck during the weekend, police said.

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Charles Heggs

Charles Heggs, 52, of E.A. Goodson Road, was treated and released from Jefferson Hospital, then booked at the Jefferson County jail Saturday night on a charge of aggravated assault, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Police believe Mr. Heggs shot Ricky Watson, 45, in the neck. Mr. Watson was taken by helicopter to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, and was listed in serious condition during the weekend. MCG has not provided an update on his condition.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, witnesses say, Mr. Heggs yelled at guests at his home to leave, then fired several shots. He and Mr. Watson were wounded. A revolver was found in Mr. Heggs’ yard after he was taken to the hospital.

Police believe both men were drinking and under the influence of narcotics at the time of the shooting.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

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Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 07/07/09 - 10:48 am
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Good grief. Who pays for the

Good grief. Who pays for the helicopter trip?

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 07/07/09 - 11:11 am
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Why us of course! We all get

Why us of course! We all get to pay for that one for I'm sure neither man has top notch insurance.

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 07/07/09 - 11:12 am
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Good thing it happened now

Good thing it happened now instead of after Obama puts forth his health care plan because if it was after, dude would still be waiting for that helicopter!

Grinder
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Grinder 07/07/09 - 11:32 am
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What a great way to celebrate

What a great way to celebrate the 4th!!! BYW ... I LOVE paying for helicopter rides for these deserving folks. Where are your hearts? Anytime you want a free helicopter ride, just go kinda' far from the hospital, get all drunked up and drugged up and shoot yourself! Those of us at work will pay for your ride and all your bills and your room and board too!

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KSL 07/07/09 - 06:41 pm
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That's a new way to announce

That's a new way to announce to your lingering guests that the party is over.

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