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White County Woman Charged In Tray Mountain Shooting Incident


(Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s Office has released information about an argument that led to a woman being shot last Friday.  Captain Rick Kelley with the sheriff’s office said officers were dispatched to the area of Tray Mountain Friday around 3:45 PM in reference to a woman being shot by her neighbor.

Kelley said  deputies made contact at the bottom of the mountain with a 42-year-old female who had been shot in the buttocks.  The female was transported by White County EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

According to Kelley, investigators learned that the shooting took  place at 251 Backpacker Drive  and the offender, identified as Tina Nix, lived at 800 Mule Branch Rd.  According to the report the offender had gone over to the victim’s residence and a argument began in the driveway, during that argument the offender shot the victim with a small caliber handgun.  

Kelley said the argument was over a misunderstanding between the victim and the offender’s husband. Deputies went to Nix’s home on  Mule Branch Road and arrested her. Kelley said, early the next morning Investigators executed a search warrant at Nix’s residence in an attempt to recover the firearm that was used in the incident.  They didn’t find the weapon,  but they did find Marijuana inside the residence.

 Later, following up on some additional information, in another search of the home the firearm was located.   47-year old Tina Marie Nix  has been  charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a firearm During the Commission of Certain Crimes, and Possession of Marijuana More than an Ounce. William Christopher Nix age 56 was charged with Possession of Marijuana More than an Ounce.

Tina Nix is still currently in custody with a $25,000 bond.

The victim was treated at the  hospital and released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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