A Danville man was arrested Sunday near London for allegedly shooting another man during an argument, police said.
William H. Mills, 57, of 1205 Hustonville Road, is being held without bond in the Laurel County Detention Center. He will be arraigned today in Laurel District Court on charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary.
About 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Laurel deputy sheriffs and Kentucky State Police troopers responded to a complaint about shots fired at Littontown Road in the East Bernstadt community, said Laurel Deputy Gilbert Acciardo. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they found Mills and William McDougal, 31, engaged in a physical struggle, Acciardo said. Authorities discovered McDougal had a gunshot wound and arrested Mills at the scene.
McDougal was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. He was in fair condition this morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
If Mills is convicted of the charges against him, he could be sentenced to 20 to 50 years imprisonment for attempted murder and an additional 10 to 20 years for first-degree burglary.
He is the manager of an ACE Hardware franchise on Hustonville Road in Danville. A clerk who answered the phone at the store this morning said she and other employees had been instructed by upper management not to make any comments regarding Mills.