Grimes County Gunshot Victim Listed in Stable Condition

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The victim of a violent family dispute in Grimes County was listed in stable condition Sunday night.

Sheriff officials say 56-year-old Mac Popham was air-lifted to Scott and White in Temple after he was shot in the stomach Saturday evening by his brother-in-law, Paul Spradling.

Officials say the shooting happened at a residence off FM 39 on Sleepy Hollow Lane.

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell says it appears Popham had been drinking and told his brother-in-law he had at one time beat his wife. That led to an argument.

Spradling has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Grimes County Jail on a $35,000 bond.