Confrontation while hunting leads to man being shot in Baldwin County, Ala. Mississippi shipyward worker taken to hospital for 'non-life threatening' injuries. Saturday, December 06, 2008 By VIRGINIA BRIDGES Staff Reporter http://www.al.com/news/press-register/metro.ssf?/base/news/1228558517172110.xml&coll=3&thispage=1 BAY MINETTE, Ala. — A father was shot in front of his son Friday morning after a neighbor confronted the men about hunting on his property, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. Robert Glen Pickle, 51, was charged with second-degree assault after he drove up to the men and two others, slammed on his brakes and took out a .44-caliber Magnum revolver loaded with rat shot, according to the Sheriff's Office. Randy Vinson, 45, was shot in the side and taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center "for non-life-threatening injuries" about 11 a.m., authorities said. The shooting occurred after Vinson, and at least three others, "illegally" crossed Pickle's property while trailing a deer, according to the Sheriff's Office. Pickle and Vinson had a heated exchange before the shooting, said Maj. Anthony Lowery, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. Pickle was taken to the Baldwin County Corrections Center, where he was expected to be released Friday night on a $5,000 bail, a jail official said. Second-degree assault is a Class C felony, generally punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The hunters were not charged, authorities said. At least four men were on the hunting excursion that began about 7:45 a.m. in woods that surround Scottish Lane, said Blake Wilson, 21, one of the hunters. Pickle and the Vinsons live among the woods and mobile homes on the rural winding road off U.S. Highway 31, about two miles east of the Baldwin County Courthouse. The hunters started "trailing a deer" through the woods and crossed Pickle's property, Wilson said. After the deer was shot, they loaded it into a red Nissan pickup truck driven by an unidentified hunter and started down Scottish Lane, Wilson said. Randy Vinson jumped in the passenger side, while his 19-year-old son, Tyler, and Wilson were in the back with the deer, Wilson said. Then Pickle's red Toyota Tacoma appeared, Wilson said. "We were coming up this hill, he shot out around us, slammed on brakes, throwed it in reverse, and backed into us. Bam," Wilson said. Pickle jumped out of his truck and pointed a gun at Randy Vinson, said members of the hunting party. "He shot twice. Pow. Pow," Wilson said. "And Randy hit the ground." Randy Vinson was bleeding from his side and his head, witnesses said. Pickle made Wilson and the others put their hands behind their heads and lie face down on the pavement, Wilson said. Tensions calmed when someone who apparently knew Pickle pulled up to the scene, said Ricky Joiner, a friend of the Vinsons who witnessed some of Friday's exchange. Randy Vinson, who has four children ages 6 to 24, is a carpenter by trade, but currently works as a rigger in a shipyard in Mississippi, said his oldest son, Josh Vinson. Josh Vinson, who was called to the scene, said Pickle moved onto Scottish Lane about two years ago. Josh Vinson said he had some confrontations with Pickle, but his father didn't know the man. "No, he had never even talked to that fellow," said Josh Vinson. "My daddy worked all his life, he doesn't bother anyone up here." After the shooting, Tyler Vinson stood among his friends and neighbors and watched as Sheriff's deputies gathered evidence. When asked how he was doing, he replied, "I'm all right," pressing his lips tightly together. ===== Shouldn't of been hunting on that guys property with out permision.