Drunk Robertsville Man Shoots Himself in Leg

A Robertsville man is recovering from a self inflicted injury after he shot himself in the leg while drunk. Wednesday night Franklin County Deputies responded to the 600 block of Spring Drive in Robertsville. They found 48 year old Perry Melton with a gunshot wound to his leg. Melton stated that he had been drinking and could not remember how the accident happened but did recall taking the handgun out of his pocket and placing it on a table at one point. The gun was found in his back pocket. Melton was transported to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.