The Times Decatur Bureau

Union Grove-A Morgan County man was to be charged this morning in the shooting death of a neighbor Tuesday afternoon at Union Hill, said Morgan County Sheriff.

Sheriff John McBride said this morning that formal charges would be placed today against Travis Griggs, 41, of Union Grove, following a shooting that left Olin B. Stewart, 56, dead. Stewart also is from Union Hill. Stewart was shot once in the head with a revolver while at his own home, McBride said.

Morgan County Coroner Guy Hollaway said Stewart was taken to Huntsville Hospital about 4:30 p.m. and died a half hour later as a result of the gunshot.

Union Grove is near the Morgan-Marshall County line. McBride said the shooting followed a “neighborhood squabble” between the two men and said there were no witnesses to the shooting. Griggs was booked into the Morgan County jail on a first-degree murder charge Tuesday night and bond had not been set this morning.

Submitted by: Patricia (Griggs) Stricklin