Attack believed to be case of mistaken identity

A Tuscaloosa man with ties to Demopolis is in critical condition in a Buffalo, NY hospital after being attacked following a concert July 5.

Jason McNeil, a Tuscaloosa businessman whose wife, Pam, is originally from Demopolis, was attacked and struck in the temple in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity, according to a source close to the family. A suspect has been arrested and released on bond.

Pam McNeil is the daughter of Rex and Kay Courtney. The family has asked for continued prayers for the McNeils and their two daughters.

A fund has been established to assist with medical bills. For more information, go to GiveForward’s website at

According to the website, Jason McNeil “suffered a closed head injury of the worst kind that has left him in a coma with an unknown future. When and if he wakes up, he will endure months or more of intense rehabilitation. Jason is the sole provider for his wife, Pam, and their two beautiful young daughters.”