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Man in Custody After Shooting


A 61 year old Jackson County man is in custody after allegedly shooting a 23 year old man around 9 last night in the township of Franklin.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s department, 61 year old Michael "Ritch" Charles shot a 23 year old man at a private residence.

The man who was shot is from Taylor and was taken in for non-life threatening injuries.

His name has not yet been released.

According to the report, Charles shot the man because he was upset with the victim and his two friends when he found alleged evidence that these parties had been at an illegal marijuana grow that Charles was tending too.

Charles remains in custody with no bond at the Jackson County Jail and is being held on one felony count of 1st Degree Endangering Safety.

The victim was later released from the hospital after being treated






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