James Derek Sisson, 30 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he shot a 37 year-old man in the leg at the Family Food Mart across the road from the Royal Inn on Martha Berry.

Witnesses stated that the victim was shot in the inner theigh near his male organs.

A woman, Stephanie Allison Hudgins, 49, at the scene claimed to be the victim’s girlfriend and that Sisson was her son.  She was also taken into custody for probation violation.

Sisson is charged with aggravated assault.