MARION — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday for a St. Louis man who was arrested July 19 after a shooting at a home in Marion.

Xenepher F. Wiley, 49, was charged with aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony, and aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony.

According to Williamson County Court records, at approximately 11:21 p.m. July 19, Wiley called 911 from a home at 2201 Kingspointe Drive in Marion to report that a resident of the home had gone into the garage to retrieve a firearm. Wiley hid behind a wall and shot the resident as she returned with a handgun, the records indicate.

When Marion police officers arrived at the home, they found a female lying on the kitchen floor, according to the court records. A loaded silver Barsa .38 pistol was on the floor, and a Ruger 9 mm was on the kitchen island. A shell casing was found near the garage door.

Wiley was placed in handcuffs and secured in a police vehicle. Officers unloaded and secured the weapons and cleared the residence.

While waiting for an ambulance, the victim told police she and Wiley started arguing, the court records indicate. Wiley had his handgun. She went to the garage to get a handgun, and came back into the residence. She did not remember if she pointed the gun at Wiley, but Wiley allegedly shot her in the chest, the records indicate. The bullet exited her chest and was found stuck in a kitchen cabinet.

The victim was transported to Heartland Regional Medical Center. Her condition was not known as of Wednesday. She has not been charged in connection to the incident.

Wiley was taken to Williamson County Jail. His bail was set at $100,000. On July 23, he posted bond of $10,000.

If convicted, Wiley faces a potential prison sentence of six to 60 years for the charge of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm. Aggravated domestic battery carries a penalty of three to seven years in prison with a potential extended term of up to 14 years.

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Marilyn Halstead is a reporter covering Williamson County.

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