Husband charged in domestic dispute

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah man has been charged in connection with a domestic dispute with his wife. 

Savannah-Chatham metro police said Charlie McLaughlin III, 26, was charged with aggravated assault and three counts of cruelty to children. He remains hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds. There was no report available on his condition.

Police were called on Aug. 24 to the 300 block of Woodley Road on a report of a shooting. Officers found McLaughlin lying in the front yard of the home.  His wife Marlena McLaughlin, 24, was across the street where she had run for help after the argument had become violent, according to police.

She told police she shot her husband after a he had beaten her. The beating was severe, according to police.

The McLaughlins have four children, who were present during the altercation. They were each taken to separate area hospitals.

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