Athens City Council member and wife in stable condition after son hit them with car

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ATHENS, Ala. – A member of the Athens City Council and his wife are still in the hospital after a domestic dispute with their son that happened three days ago, according to our news partners at

An Athens City spokeswoman said Frank Travis, 69, and his wife, Sharon, are both in stable condition and recovering.

Frank and Sharon Travis on November 7, 2016, when he was sworn in as District 3 Councilman. Photo: Athens City Facebook

Chief Floyd Johnson said council member Travis called dispatch around 12:00 a.m. Friday morning, September 13, but the dispatcher had trouble understanding him.

Authorities said patrol cars were sent to the Travis home on Edinburgh Drive, and the first officer arrived at 12:01 a.m.

Officers found Frank and Sharon Travis injured outside their home. They were taken to Huntsville Hospital and were in the surgical intensive care unit.

Johnson said the couple sustained injuries during a domestic situation with their son, who hit them with a car.

Police charged Sean Travis, 33, with two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault, a class A felony punishable by up to life in prison. He is being held in the Limestone County Jail with bail set at 25 thousand dollars.

“We ask the community to please join us at the city in keeping the Travis family in our thoughts and prayers,” Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said.

Johnson said the investigation is ongoing.

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