STANFORD — A Crab Orchard man accused of shooting his brother has been indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury.
Charlie Pelly, 38, of 8915 Ky. 643, was indicted for first-degree assault in the Nov. 28 shooting of David Pelly at the home Charlie Pelly shares with his mother.
According to police, David Pelly went to the home to check on a missing house payment. Charlie Pelly said he became worried his brother would start a fight, so he got a 9mm pistol and shot him in the chest, stomach and leg.
Charlie Pelly called 911 after the shooting and expressed remorse, but Sheriff Curt Folger said further investigation cast doubts on Pelly’s claim of self defense.