Updated: September 6, 2017


MADISON COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE CHARGED A MAN WITH THE MURDER AFTER A SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTING.  ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS, SAMMIE LEE DRISKELL, 44, OF FLORENCE IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING CHRISTOPHER HAMLETT, 21, ALSO OF FLORENCE.  DRISKELL WAS IN MADISON COUNTY VISITING HIS FAMILY ON DEXTER CIRCLE, WHEN HAMLETT, 21, SHOWED UP. ALLEGEDLY A FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE TWO, ENDING WITH DRISKELL SHOOTING HAMLETT.  DRISKELL IS BEING HELD IN THE MADISON COUNTY JAIL WITH BAIL SET AT $50,000 AND IF CONVICTED FACES LIFE IN PRISON.