Local dentist held for Thomaston shooting

Lynn Howard Crocker, 40, of Thomaston is in critical condition at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa after a Sunday shooting.

Authorities arrested the shooter, 50-year-old George Terry Pugh of Thomaston, and placed him in the Marengo County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Pugh, who operates a dental practice in Thomasville, currently faces the charge of assault first degree.

“This is hard for our community,” Thomaston Mayor Jeff Laduron said. “Both families are well known and things like this just don’t happen here. This is the first shooting in Thomaston this year. Please keep all parties involved in this in your prayers.”

The shooting is reportedly the result of an ongoing dispute between Crocker and Pugh. The incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time and details are sketchy. More information will be available in the near future.