Monday, December 8, 2014 | 12:12 AM
Gary Lee Hammersley, 51 of Haleyville, was arrested last week by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for Reckless Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Hammersley had prior felony drug convictions.
This arrest was made after officials received a call about shots fired on Harrison Road off State Highway 129 just outside Haleyville. The incident began with a verbal altercation around 3:30 in the afternoon, but police were notified around 5:00 p.m. when Hammersley returned to the scene with a pistol and fired shots over the complainant’s home.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Haleyville Police Department until their officers could arrive in the area. HPD officers were able to locate Hammersley traveling on State Highway 195 past Walmart. When Hammersley was taken into custody, officers found a loaded pistol, a black powder blasting cap, and two 20 pound propane tanks. Hammersley was transported to the Marion County Jail.