A Lanett man is facing an attempted murder charge after another man suffered numerous gunshot wounds.

Richard Lee Hugley, 45, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with attempted murder, Lanett police said in a Wednesday morning news release.

At the time of the incident Hugley was out on bond for a similar charge, police Capt. Richard Casner, patrol commander, told the Opelika-Auburn News.

Police officers responded to Southeast 14th Street about 6:57 p.m. Tuesday in reference to shots fired and a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a 33-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim was flown to Columbus, Ga., for treatment.

The investigation into the incident led to the arrest and charges of Hugley, who is being held at the Chambers County Jail without bond.

Police ask that anyone with information in reference to the case to call the Lanett Police Department at 334-644-2146.

Prior arrestHugley, also known as 240, was previously arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection to a Lanett shooting in May, according to reports.

About 3:45 p.m. May 16, Lanett police responded to 1221 E. Third Ave. in reference to a shooting.

Officers located the victim, who was identified as Dustin Short, suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

Short was airlifted to Columbus for medical treatment and has since been released, reports said.

Witness information given at the scene quickly led police to develop Hugley as the primary person of interest.

A warrant for attempted murder was obtained May 17 by Lannett police investigators.

“Information obtained during the investigation revealed that Hugley was hiding at a residence in Valley,” a May release from Lanett police reads.

Hugley was taken into custody with the assistance of surrounding agencies and later freed on bond.

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