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Couple denied bond on shooting over laptop

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Two suspects were denied bond after a man was shot last week at a Chevron gas station in Pooler. Timothy Nielsen and Georgia Joyner are charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime. 

The two stood before a judge for a preliminary hearing in green jumpsuits and shackles as an investigator explained what happened the day James Joyner was shot. 

"He reached in to grab his laptop and at that time Mr. Nielson shot him once in the chest," Sgt. John Schmitt explained to the judge. 

Investigators say Nielson shot James Joyner after he was trying to buy back his laptop. Investigators say James Joyner had given it to them as collateral in exchange for a $40 loan and when he tried to buy it back, they wanted more money. 

"He got his computer and was going to give him the money and they shot him anyway," said Angela Joyner whose son was shot.  

James Joyner's mother still can't believe her son was shot over a laptop and to make matters worse, Georgia Joyner is family. 

"That's his wife, they are not divorced yet and [Nielson] that's her boyfriend," said Angela Joyner.  

Her own daughter-in-law is the accused accomplice but she believes it was only about the money.  

While Georgia Joyner and Nielsen will remain behind bars, James Joyner remains in the hospital with the bullet still inside him. 

"The bullet went through his lung and is lodged in his rib cage," said Angela Joyner. 

She says doctors won't remove it because they are afraid it would paralyze him.

The case will now go to Superior Court. 

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