The case against a Hephzibah man accused of shooting a Columbia County wastewater treatment plant employee is expected to go to trial in February.
Prosecutors expect the trial of Thomas Eugene Bradford , 43, will go before a jury in February, according to a Friday hearing in Evans.
Bradford is accused of fatally shooting Raymond V. Lee, 38, of Grovetown.
Authorities say Bradford, a driver for Thomson-based Hudsons Grassing Co. Inc., and Lee argued at the Reed Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Martinez on April 1. Witnesses said that during the argument and physical fight between the men, Bradford brandished a pistol and shot Lee.
Bradford called 911 and waited at the scene until he was arrested.
In May, Bradford was indicted for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He pled not guilty to those charges in June.
Bradford is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.