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Russell Co. Sheriff: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend multiple times

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A Phenix City woman is behind bars, charged with aggravated assault with a gun.

26-year-old Ashlea Marie Scroggins is being held without bond. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says Scroggins shot her ex-boyfriend in the chest with a .22 long rifle multiple times Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Taylor says Scroggins called the Sheriff's Office before the shooting "warning deputies," that she would shoot her ex-boyfriend if he came to her house. The Sheriff says deputies tried to explain to Scroggins that she could not do that unless she felt threatened or endangered. Deputies were on the way, when Sheriff Taylor says a call came in from the victim saying he'd been shot.

Taylor says the man had no weapons on him, but said there is a history of domestic violence between the two.

The sheriff says the victim is in stable condition.

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