What began as a bar fight and ended in a shooting has left one man indicted for attempted second-degree murder.
On Friday, the grand jury returned the single count indictment against Rooster Scratch tavern owner Bobby Keith Mays.
In August, a fight erupted in the bar between two men just before 9 p.m. As the argument escalated, the men, Jody Currier and Johnny Broyles, went into the parking lot, said sheriff’s deputy Darryl Chapman. Statements taken from witnesses indicate Currier struck Broyles with what appeared to be a stick. It was at that point Mays interceded firing two shots, the police report said. This prompted Currier to turn his attention to Mays.
When Currier attempted to strike him, Mays beat him to the punch, firing a round into his head, the report said.
Officers at the scene noted Mays and others were visibly intoxicated.