First Degree Assault

A Hokes Bluff man is in custody for a shooting another man during a hunting trip. According to Sheriff Todd Entrekin Mark Shaw Hunt is facing a charge of felony assault. Hunt shot Dr. Christopher Clark, of Gadsden, in both legs while hunting in a field off of Norton Lane in the Ball Play community.  Investigators believe that Hunt knew that Dr. Clark was also in the field. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 9-1-1 call Saturday afternoon. Dr. Clark was flown from the scene to a Birmingham hospital where he is still recovering. Hunt is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond. 


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