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Teen shoots uncle to save father

Posted: August 5, 2014 - 11:18pm  |  Updated: August 6, 2014 - 12:52am
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A Martinez man remained hospitalized Monday after being shot by his nephew Saturday.

Kenneth Wayne Newman Jr., 38, was in the Georgia Regents medical Center with injuries that did not appear life-threatening, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Deputies were called at about 2:30 a.m. to a Louisville Road home, where they found Newman face-down on the kitchen floor, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. Newman has a gunshot wound in the middle of his back about six inches below his neck.

As a deputy rendered medical assistance to Newman he refused to provide details of the shooting and at one point claimed he’d shot himself, according to the report. He was not cooperative with deputies or emergency medical personnel.

Newman came to the Appling home, threatened to kill Richard Green and began punching him, according to Morris. After Newman placed him in a choke hold, Green’s 15-year-old son, Newman’s nephew, tried to stop the altercation. When Newman did not back off, the teen retrieved a .22-calber rifle from his bedroom and yelled at Newman to stop choking his father or he’d shoot, according to Morris.

Newman didn’t stop choking Green, so the teen shot him once in the back, according to
Morris.

There were at least five other people in the home at the time, including Dusti Headley, 37, who was charged with making false statement and two counts of battery for fighting Green and his son, according to Morris. She was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday on a $13,300 bond, according to jail records.

Newman has charges pending against him including two counts of battery, cruelty to children, criminal damage to property and terroristic threats, according to Morris.

Green’s son will not be charged.

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PAMKIT338

Article not true

This article is incorrect. Richard Green was in bed asleep when his tried to kill Wayne Newman.
Wayne Newman was an invited guest at the home.

Wayne is paralyzed from the waist down.

No charges were filed against Wayne Newman or Green's

Neighbors had complained to the Greens about their son pointing a gun at them but no one called the deputies.

This is a dangerous teenager. You hear about him again in the future I sure.