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Max William Pope.

A Boaz, Ala., man is charged in the non-fatal shooting of another man from the same town in an incident that happened in DeKalb County, Ala.'s Aroney community on Friday.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement issued Tuesday morning that Boaz resident Max William Pope, 47, has been charged with shooting 55-year-old James Harold Burns at a location on County Road 386.

Harris said Pope shot Burns in the lower leg. Authorities did not describe the severity of the gunshot wound.

Pope is charged with first-degree assault with more charges pending, Harris said. He is being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond.

"Deputies continue to work on this case and if anyone has any information on this case please call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845- 3801 or go to our website atwww.dekalbcountysheriff.org," Harris said.

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