Athens couple injured after son allegedly hits them with vehicle

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A member of the Athens City Council and his wife are in surgical intensive care after their son allegedly hit them with a vehicle during a domestic incident.

According to Athens Police, officers responded to an early Friday (Sept. 13) morning call from the home of Frank and Sharon Travis. The dispatcher had trouble understanding Mr. Travis and sent patrol cars to the home on Edinburgh Drive. Officers found Mr. Travis, a member of the Athens City Council, and his wife Sharon injured outside of the house. They were taken to Huntsville Hospital.

Investigators determined that the couple was hurt during a domestic situation with their son, who allegedly hit them with a vehicle. Sean Travis, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault. He will be transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

Frank and Sharon Travis are in the surgical intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said, “We ask the community to please join us at the city in keeping the Travis family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the investigation is ongoing and further information is not available. 

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