Columbiana man charged with attempted murder

Published 10:17 am Monday, October 30, 2017

COLUMBIANA – A Columbiana man was arrested and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of assault in the first degree on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Wesley Lee Acker, 36, who lists an address on Spring Brand Road, was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly shot and “caused serious physical injury” to a victim with a 9-millimeter handgun on Saturday, Oct. 28. A press release from the SCSO stated that the victim was transported to a nearby hospital after he was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds by deputies.

According to the SCSO, the motive for the shooting is currently unknown.


Attempted murder is a class A felony, which is punishable by a life sentence in prison upon conviction. First-degree assault is a class B felony, which can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

As of Monday, Oct. 30, Acker remained in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $60,000. The date for a preliminary hearing has not been set.