Walton Man Who Shot Neighbor Sentenced to Life


A Walton County man who shot his neighbor was sentenced to life in prison. 

 James Farrell Davis Jr, 58, was convicted in July of attempted first-degree premeditated murder, burglary of a dwelling with a firearm, shooting at or into a building, and aggravated assault.  

Prosecutors said Davis spent May 21, 2014 drinking and growing increasingly upset over his missing dogs. He then got into an argument with a neighbor and pointed a gun at the woman. Hearing the commotion a man came outside of the home and Davis shot at him. He then chased the man inside the home and shot him at point-blank range in the abdomen. 

The man was only able to stop Davis from killing him by hitting him in the head with a hammer. 

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