Hill indicted on murder charge: 24-year-old accused of fatally shooting Timothy Green

Published 10:24 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Lincoln County man was recently indicted on a first degree murder charge in the April shooting death of 31-year-old Timothy Green.

The indictment of Fred Hill III, 24, of 1515 Spur Lane, was made public Monday. Hill was also indicted for shooting into a dwelling, possession of a firearm by a felon and having a cellphone in jail.0630Hill

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the April 2 fatal shooting likely stemmed from a dispute between Hill and Green. Green was found dead at the scene on Spur Lane when the sheriff’s department and ambulance arrived.

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During a court hearing June 29 presided over by Circuit Court Judge David Strong, Hill’s council approached with a motion to reduce his bond to an amount that could be paid by the family.

The state recommended to Strong that Hill was a danger to the community and if the bond was reduced to make it a cash bond.

Strong granted a bond reduction to $500,000 with conditions. If bond was met for Hill he would have to live in the city of Brookhaven with his family, he could not travel within a one-mile radius of where the crime was committed and he would have no contact with the victim’s family or anyone associated with the case.

Hill remains in Lincoln County Jail.

Hill’s father, Fred Hill Jr., of 108 West Highland Drive in Brookhaven, was arrested earlier this month by the LCSO for intimidating a witness, LCSO Chief Deputy Johnny Hall Jr. confirmed. Fred Hill Jr. was arrested around 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and released later that day.