Alleged shooter's bond set at $500,000

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bond was set at $500,000 for a Lewisburg man who faces an attempted murder charge after a shooting incident last Friday on Old Belfast Road.

Roy Edward Overcast Jr., 70, appeared in front of General Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden on Tuesday this week, and is scheduled to be back in court next Tuesday.

At that time, Bowden is expected to ask if he has hired a lawyer.

As of Thursday morning, Overcast remained behind bars, according to Marshall County Jail correctional officers.

Overcast is charged with attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

According to the report by Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Owens, Overcast fired numerous shots from a gun that was later identified as a 30-30 rifle. At least one shot struck a patrol car. Sheriff's Capt. Bart Fagan used a Taser to stun Overcast in order to subdue and disarm him.

Responding to the scene, in addition to Owens and Fagan, were Deputies Drew Binkley and Tony Nichols, Cornersville Officer Sean Sweeney and Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. David Henley, and Detectives Scott Braden and James Johnson.

Sheriff Norman Dalton commended the deputies' actions for bravery and handling the situation without injuries.