AUGUST 16, 2015
DOMESTIC GUNFIGHT RESULTS IN ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST WILLIAMS
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — A family feud turned violent early Saturday morning.
David Anderson is recovering at home after being shot Friday evening. He says his son-in-law, Cody Williams is the one who pulled the trigger.
It happened in Lawrence County, Kentucky — near Webbville — where Williams, 37, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Daniel G. Vossmer, on assault charges.
Troopers say a domestic argument between Anderson’s daughter and Williams turned into a gun fight.
“I told him, I said, you need to get your crap and you need to leave.,” Anderson said. “He raised a gun up and pointed it at me and said I’m just gonna kill you.”
That’s when, Anderson says, Williams opened fire in his front yard.
The first shot clipped his neck. From there, Anderson says, he scrambled to find cover.
“That happened so quick, you don’t think about nothing,” Anderson said. “All you’re thinking about is that stinging, burning feeling you’ve got everywhere.”
Anderson says Williams fired as many as 30 rounds. And while most of his shots hit the ground or a nearby tree, Anderson was hit two more times — in the back and shoulder — before Williams ran.
Anderson’s wife, Pamela, watched the fight from her porch and says she felt fortunate to see her husband get up.
“The doctors kept telling me last night, he’s a lucky man,” Pamela said. “You’re looking at a miracle.”
After a night in the hospital, Anderson is home. Meanwhile, Williams is charged with assault and is in the Carter County Detention Center; where the rest of his family hopes he stays.
“I don’t want him to get out on bond,” Pamela Anderson said. “I hope he stays in jail and I hope he does time.”
Lazer UPDATE: Williams has posted bond at Carter County Detention Center and is out on at $5,000 cash bond only. (3:00 pm Monday, Aug. 17) The Lazer staff has corrected a couple of mistakes in the original WSAZ article.