|Published: 8:33 AM, 02/25/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Grand jury proceedings are
kept secret, but something presented in the case of Larry Hamilton
prompted the jury to upgrade a charge against him from aggravated
assault to an indictment of attempted second-degree murder.
It was the day before Halloween last
year when Tellico Plains Officer Brian Millsaps said he went to Mecca
Pike and was told by Travis Hamilton that his uncle, Larry Hamilton,
had tried to shoot him several times with a handgun.
Millsaps said he ordered Larry Hamilton
on the ground and found a small .25 caliber handgun in Hamilton's
right jacket pocket. Millsaps said the gun had the safety off and
there was one bullet in the chamber and three more in the magazine.
Travis Hamilton told Millsaps that the
other Hamilton had waited for him to return on his tractor. Hamilton
said he got off the tractor after Larry Hamilton threw coffee on him.
Larry Hamilton said he had an "equalizer" and pulled the gun.
See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 24, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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