Investigations Underway

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Anton Ford, 21, of Lauderdale County has been charged in a Thursday morning shooting.

A 16-year-old male was injured in the incident that happened on Lizzie Road, off Highway 19 South.

"Anton Ford has been charged with aggravated assault and is facing a $20,000 bond," said Sheriff Billy Sollie at an afternoon news conference.

Sollie said the victim was struck by a single pellet from a shotgun blast. His injury is not life threatening.

Meanwhile, the body of a transient was found recently in a wooded area off highway 80 near the interstate and old landfill road. The middle aged white male lived in the woods for a number of years.

Call Sheriff's Investigations at 482-9802 if you know anything about him.