LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Three Limestone County residents charged with second-degree assault claim a person tried to plant drugs on their property earlier that day. They're accused of beating a man with a brick and shovel, holding him under water, beating his head against concrete and shooting at him.
The victim survived, but suffered a broken arm and multiple cuts and scratches. He was treated at Athens Limestone Hospital.
Two different scenes
On Sunday afternoon, Limestone County deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Brownsferry Road. Deputies arrived to find a man drenched and bleeding, and the man accused Justin Goode, his mother Vickie Goode and Timothy Gordon of bringing him to the home, assaulting him and shooting at him. He said Justin Goode punched and kicked him, beat him with a brick and shovel, threw him into a wheelbarrow and swimming pool, then tried to hold his head under water from the edge of the pool.
The man said Vickie Goode slapped and punched him, saying he [messed] with the wrong family. The victim also said Gordon slammed his head on the concrete and fired shots at him.
Deputies found six spent shell casings and a broken shovel handle. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Two of the suspects say the victim had "set up" Justin Goode on a drug arrest earlier in the day.
Earlier in the day, deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a location on Mooresville Road. Once they arrived they found Justin Goode in a car with two other people, Alyssa Holt and Mark Stacey. The three were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies searched for evidence of shots fired, and searched the car for a weapon or shell casings. Instead, they found a syringe on the dashboard and a syringe cap on the backseat floorboard, according to officials. Further searching recovered marijuana and digital scales with marijuana residue in the glove box, and another used needle in the truck, along with brass knuckles.
Stacey received additional charges for giving false names and Social Security Numbers to deputies, officials say.
By early Sunday afternoon, Goode was released. Hours later, deputies received a call about the fight and beating at Goode's residence, located at 16891 Brownsferry Road.
Goode, his mother and Timothy Gordon are all believed to live at the residence on Brownsferry.
Vickie Goode was released on $5,000 bond. Gordon was released on $6,000 bond.