Grand jury: Man shot victim at residence near Columbiana

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017

COLUMBIANA – A grand jury recently indicted a man who formerly listed an address near Columbiana on two violent felony charges.

Wesley Lee Acker, 36, who currently lists an address on Legacy Drive in Birmingham, was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 29. At the time of his arrest, Acker’s listed residence was on Spring Brand Road near Columbiana.


According to court documents, Acker allegedly, “with intent to cause serious physical injury,” and “with the intent to commit the crime of murder,” shot a victim with a handgun on Oct. 28 at his residence.

According to the SCSO, the victim survived and was transported to a nearby hospital after he was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds by authorities.

Attempted murder is a Class A felony. If convicted, Acker could face up to life in prison. First-degree assault is a Class B felony, which can result in a prison sentence of two to 20 years.

Acker was held at the Shelby County Jail until Oct. 30, when he was released on bonds totaling $60,000.

After his case was bound over to a grand jury, Acker’s case was assigned to Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William H. Bostick III. He is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2018.