Cantrell Charged With Attempted Murder of Gordonsville Man After Thursday Night Shooting

September 15, 2006
Dwayne Page

A 21 year old Gordonsville man is in Vanderbilt Hospital after being shot in the face Thursday night.

The victim is identified as Joseph Givens of Baker Lane, Gordonsville.

The man accused of doing the shooting, 25 year old Garth Wayne Cantrell of Pine Grove Road, Smithville, is charged with attempted first degree murder. His bond is set at $125,000.

According to a press release by Thomas Stufano, Executive Officer of the Smithville Police Department, law enforcement officers from the Smithville Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department responded to a residence located in the 300 block of White Street, Smithville Thursday night at approximately 11:35 p.m.

The press release states that \"Upon arrival, officers discovered that Givens had been shot in the face with a small caliber rifle by a known assailant. With cooperative effort of DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, responding agencies were able to coordinate their assets and arrest Cantrell shortly after the incident.\"

Cantrell was booked into the DeKalb County Jail. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The case is still under investigation by Lieutenant Richard Jennings of the Smithville Police Department.

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