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Double Shooting in Tift County

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Accused of shooting two men at 1214 Zion Hope Road. Accused of shooting two men at 1214 Zion Hope Road.
Accused of selling a firearm to Rodney Bennett. Accused of selling a firearm to Rodney Bennett.
Both Bennett and Thompson are being held in the Tift County Jail. Both Bennett and Thompson are being held in the Tift County Jail.
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

A dispute leads to a shooting leaving two men wounded in the Tift County Hospital. The Tift County Sheriff's office say Rodney Bennett shot a man in the back and another in the leg and hand at 1214 Zion Hope Road Saturday evening.

Tift County Deputies say Bennett filed a criminal trespassing report early Saturday accusing one of the men of driving in his yard. Bennett later purchased a twelve gauge shotgun from Timothy Thompson. Both Bennett and Thompson have a criminal past that led investigators to the Thompson home.

"He was subsequently found out to be a convicted felon, so was Mr. Thompson", said Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough. "So early Sunday morning investigators and deputies of the Tift County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on the Thompson house and recovered 15 firearms from that house."

Bennett is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm and one count of burglary in the first degree. Thompson is charged with 16 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both suspects are being held in the Tift County Jail. The victims are being treated in the Tift Regional Medical Center.

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