Shot hunter recovering; Arrested partner 'not a suspect'
October 25, 2011
By Mark Millican, DaltonDailyCitizen.com
Shot hunter recovering; Arrested partner ‘not a suspect’
Perry Hudson was just getting ready to sit down on his 5-gallon
bucket with his hunting rifle to look for deer when a noise pricked
“I heard something on the hill up to my right,” he said. “I
turned to the right and looked up the hill just a little bit and the
next thing I knew I was shot. It was a good thing I was turned to
the right — otherwise, I’d be dead.”
Hudson, 41, of Chatsworth, was hunting near U.S. Forest Service
property in southeast Murray County on Saturday.
“I started screaming bloody murder to let ’em know I was down
there and they wouldn’t even acknowledge they were in the woods,” he
said from his room in Chattanooga’s Erlanger Hospital. “I said,
‘Hey, I’m bleedin’ out! I been hit! Can I get some help?’ (It was)
quiet as a mouse. I said louder, ‘Hey, can I get some help?’ (They)
never said a word. So I knew right then I was on my own.”
(Hunter) David Kirk Wagnon...was charged by the Murray County
Sheriff’s Office for not wearing orange, hunting over bait and with
being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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