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2 charged in Saturday night Claxton shooting

CLAXTON (WATE) - Anderson County Sheriff's Office has charged two people Saturday night in connection with a shooting that occurred on Clinton Hwy in Claxton.

Jacob Lynn Rutherford, 23, Oak Ridge, was charged with three counts of attempted murder. Rutherford's girlfriend, Marrie Taylor Atteberry, 24, Clinton, was charged with accessory after the fact. Rutherford remains in the Anderson County Detention Facility pending bond being sent at arrainment. Atteberry was released on bond.

Saturday night deputies responded to a report of a person shot at the Bread Box on Edgemoor Rd where they found Nathan Lynn Phillips, 36, Clinton, with gunshot wounds. Another person was driving him to the hospital but stopped to call for an ambulance. Phillips was taken UT Medical Center.

Deputies also found William Ernest Foster, 34, when they arrived to a residence on Clinton Hwy. Foster had also been shot. Foster was also transported to UT Medical Center were he was treated and then released. Phillips wounds were more serious then initially though and remains at UT Medical Center.

Rutherford was charged with attempted murder for shooting Phillips and Foster. A third attempted murder charge resulted when he shot at someone but missed. A fourth person was also in the home and addition charges against Rutherford are pending.

This case is still under investigation.  The additional charges against Rutherford will be placed upon completion.


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