|Published: 9:58 AM, 07/01/2013
||Last updated: 9:59 AM, 07/01/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A trial date has been set
for a former Monroe County Airport operator accused of trying to kill
Larry Hamilton was originally charged
with aggravated assault, but a jury to upgrade a charge against him
to an indictment of attempted second-degree murder.
Hamilton's day in court won’t be
too soon as he is scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 30, 2014. He had
ran the county airport for two decades before the county did not
renew his contract. The county hasn't officially stated the change
was because of the attempted murder charge.
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 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.
See full story in the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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