Athens teen indicted for eastside shooting


Michael Craig Wolfe

By Joe Johnson

An Athens teen this week was indicted for allegedly shooting another teen in an eastside neighborhood last month.

Michael Craig Wolfe, 17, of Crows Nest Court was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the grand jury indictment that was filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

The shooting happened the night of Feb. 4, in a cul-de-sac in the 100 Block of Highland Park Drive, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The victim, a 19-year-old male from Lexington in Oglethorpe County, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg, according to police.

The victim and witnesses identified Wolfe as the shooter, and the suspect was located and arrested at his home not far from the crime scene, police said.

A University of Georgia police K-9 unit located a gun that had been hidden behind the suspect’s residence, according to police. The gun had previously been reported as stolen in Athens-Clarke County, police said.

Wolfe was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault, possession of a handgun by a person under 18 years old and theft by receiving stolen property.

Police said that Wolfe and the victim knew each other, but they did not disclose a motive for the shooting.

Two days after he was arrested, Wolfe was released from jail upon posting a $9,000 surety bond.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 13.

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