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Shooting victim now in jail

March 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a Hampshire County man who was shot in the face in a Feb. 21 confrontation outside a Sheetz store in Romney is now an inmate at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Augusta. Stewart Danny Rockhold, 29, was jailed Sunday following his release from Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Rockhold was hospitalized after he suffered a gunshot wound to the face in an afternoon encounter with Charles Edward Crawley, 32, of Shanks, which took place after the two men exchanged words inside the convenience store. Crawley was reportedly seated in his vehicle in the parking lot when Rockhold and a second person opened doors of Crawley's vehicle.

Crawley reportedly discharged his .40-caliber handgun twice from inside the vehicle, with one of the bullets striking Rockhold in the face, according to Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney Dan James. A third shot was fired from outside the vehicle by Crawley, the prosecutor said.

The incident was observed by witnesses inside the store and recorded by the store's surveillance cameras, James said.

 

Crawley was not injured and has not been charged in the incident.

Rockhold was jailed for an alleged probation violation in connection with an unrelated criminal matter.

The shooting remains under investigation by Romney City Police, which received assistance at the scene from West Virginia State Police, Department of Natural Resources personnel and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officers, who were in Romney that day on an unrelated matter.

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