Sunday, 29 July 2007 20:00
Two days after a murder-suicide rocked Wilkes
County- a second shooting was reported in Traphill.
Deputies say 41-year-old
Randall Whitley and 45-year-old Tim Potts got into an argument Saturday
evening. The fight escalated until Whitley shot Potts. Potts was transported to
Baptist Hospital via ambulance. The shooting occurred at approximately 7:51
near Shumate Mountain Road off Traphill Road. Whitley was taken into custody
and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting
serious injury. He is currently being held on a $50,000 secured bond. Potts was
listed in “fair condition” yesterday morning. Both men have extensive criminal
records according to sources within Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.