Teen recovering after being shot in the hip
April 28, 2016
Southern Torch (3842 articles)

Teen recovering after being shot in the hip

By Marla Jones, Staff Reporter


SYLVANIA, Ala.— A juvenile was shot Saturday night while attempting to roll a yard in the Town of Sylvania.  According to Sylvania Police Chief, Ross Greenwood, a group of seven to eight juveniles had pulled off of Turner Road and parked.  As they proceeded to walk to roll their High School Counselor’s yard , Ronnie Lee Neeley allegedly pulled up to them in his vehicle asking what they were doing.  When they told him, according to reports, Neeley fired a shot into the air.  As the juveniles were running back to their car, he fired once more, while reportedly using profanities toward them.  One carload of teens left and as the other four were getting into the their truck, Neeley reportedly fired a final shot into the tailgate, striking a juvenile in the hip.   The juvenile was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee.

Ronnie Lee Neeley was arrested April 27, 2016 and booked into the Dekalb County Jail.  His charges are  two counts of Menacing, Discharging a firearm into a vehicle and Assault 2nd.  He is currently out on a $23,500 bond.  According to Chief Officer Greenwood, he will be bound to a Grand Jury.

“I believe that the yard rolling was harmless”, said Chief Greenwood “these kids don’t deserve to be put in front of a firing squad.”

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