Fight over fence leads to shooting

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with aggravated assault after his next-door neighbor was shot in the leg during a fight over a fence, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.

William “Eddie” Thigpen, 30, 69 Nebula Drive, was arrested at his home after witnesses told deputies he shot Russell Hartley, 31, 61 Nebula Drive.

The two were arguing over a fence into which Hartley had backed his vehicle during the weekend, witnesses told deputies. They said Hartley was on the ground when he was shot in the leg, the sheriff said.

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River Region Medical Center said this morning that Hartley was in fair condition.

Thigpen was held without bond, awaiting a hearing.