Tuscaloosa bar shooting suspect Nathan Wilkins indicted

Tuscaloosa bar shooting suspect indicted in July crime spree

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Nathan Wilkins. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Nathan Wilkins. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
The scene at Capstone Drilling, where a fire damaged part of the building and two trucks. Source: WBRC video The scene at Capstone Drilling, where a fire damaged part of the building and two trucks. Source: WBRC video
The home where Wilkins allegedly shot and injured a 30-year-old man. Source: WBRC video The home where Wilkins allegedly shot and injured a 30-year-old man. Source: WBRC video
Surveillance video of Wilkins approaching the Copper Top bar. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department Surveillance video of Wilkins approaching the Copper Top bar. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Nathan Wilkins, the man charged with shooting multiple people at a Tuscaloosa bar July 17, has been indicted by a Tuscaloosa County grand jury on 68 counts.

The counts include charges or attempted murder, assault, arson and criminal mishief relating to the mass shooting at the Copper Top Bar, a shooting in Northport and two arsons.

The break down of Wilkins' charges are as follows:

-19 counts of attempted murder

-19 counts of assault in the first degree

-17 counts of assault in the second degree

-Two count of shooting into an occupied building

-Two counts of arson in the second degree

-Four counts of criminal mishief in the first degree

-Three counts of attempted criminal mischief in the first degree

-One count of fraudulent use of a credit card

-One count of burglary in the third degree

Wilkins is accused of committing multiple crimes in the overnight hours of July 16 and 17. At 9:30 p.m., police say Wilkins of setting a former coworker's car on fire in Northport.

Then at 11:40 p.m. July 16, police allege that Wilkins shot a man at the victim's Northport residence. Investigators said in July that this shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity.

At 12:20 a.m., Wilkins arrived at the Copper Top bar in downtown Tuscaloosa where police say he opened fire, wounding 17 people.

Wilkins is also accused of setting a fire at Capstone Drilling in Brookwood around 3 a.m. July 17.

Investigators said in July that each crime may be retaliation for Wilkins' termination from his job at Capstone Drilling earlier this year. In early April, police were called to the business after Wilkins allegedly got into a fist fight with a coworker.

Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Tommy Smith told FOX6 News Friday that two new counts against Wilkins also involved his former employer. Smith says Wilkins stole a company credit card and used it for non-business purposes. He didn't elaborate on when that happened.

Wilkins remains at the Tuscaloosa County Jail under a $2 million bond.

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