Son fires shots at father

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2013

An Andalusia man is behind bars after firing shots at his father Tuesday.

Sheriff Dennis Meeks said the incident began as an argument between Joshua Eric Davis, 20, and his father at the family’s home on Zell Ready Road.

“When deputies arrived, the victim advised them that he’d gotten into an argument with his son over an item that had been pawned,” Meeks said. “The altercation continued to escalate to the point that Davis produced a .22 rifle and fired off a couple of shots.

“The victim stated that he left the residence and then heard a louder shot that hit his truck, fired from what he believed was a .243 rifle,” he said.

Meeks said Davis continued to follow his father toward Andalusia, but as deputies approached the victim, he fled the scene. Davis was later apprehended at the Zell Ready Road residence and charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, a class B felony, and third-degree criminal mischief. He is currently being held in the Covington County Jail on a $23,000 bond.