THOMASVILLE — A Meigs man surrendered Monday in the Father's Day shooting of his father-in-law.

Bernard Colton surrendered at the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office. He was wanted by the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault and possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, said Capt. Tim Watkins, sheriff's office chief investigator.

The shooting took place during a gathering on Father's Day at the victim's Nelson Street residence.

"Colton and his father-in-law got into an argument," Watkins said.

The suspect retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and pointed the weapon at his father-in-law, Watkins said, adding that alcoholic beverages were being consumed at the gathering.

The 49-year-old victim was shot in the hip. He was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital, where he was treated overnight and dismissed.

Watkins said it has not been determined if the victim will require surgery.

Colton, 33, East Railroad Street, Lot 3, Meigs, is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault.

He was released from the Thomas County Jail on a $10,100 bond.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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