Jackson man faces attempted murder charge
A Jackson man remains hospitalized and another is charged with attempted murder after an assault, Friday, July 6, with an aluminum baseball bat.
According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Nelson Litton Jr., 73, was transported to a Mobile hospital with lifethreatening injuries after he was allegedly beaten with a bat, sometime before 10:30 p.m., by Gary Wayne Hicks, 60, who was reportedly living with Litton at his residence in the 500 block of East State Street. Hicks was charged in what Burge said appeared to be an unprovoked attack.
Sgt. Norman Buzzy Jordan and officers Darrell Jackson and Francis Fleming responded to the scene, where they discovered Litton with injuries to his head and torso, as well as a broken right leg. Detective Derek Powe, who is handling the investigation, said the department had conferred with District Attorney Spencer Walker who set forth the attempted murder charge.
As of press time, according to Chief Burge, Litton was listed in stable condition.