A Russell County corrections officer accused of shooting her husband in the abdomen early Monday is in custody.
Candy McGuire, 34, allegedly shot her 42-year-old husband during a domestic dispute at their Lee Road 574 home, said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. Deputies were called to a home at 7:17 a.m. CST and found the man alone in the house.
“Deputies arrived and found a male individual at that residence who suffered at least one gunshot wound,” the sheriff said.
The man was taken to The Medical Center in Columbus. Jones said he was responsive when he left Lee County for Columbus.
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The sheriff added that the man told deputies he was shot with a medium-caliber gun.
McGuire turned herself in at the sheriff’s office around noon CST, Jones said. She hasn’t yet been charged, though the sheriff said she would face at a minimum a charge of first-degree assault.
Russell County Sheriff Tommy Boswell said McGuire has been a corrections officer with his department for seven months and was a satisfactory employee.