Government, The Braxton Democrat

Sutton man charged following shooting

An incident on Old Woman’s Run just outside of Sutton, has resulted in the arrest of Sutton man on charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment.

According to the incident report, Senior Trooper J.R. Garrett of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a call from his Elkins Communications Center of a report of someone shot on Old Woman’s Run. The incident was reported at approximately 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21.

When the officer arrived at 1390 Old Woman’s Run he found Anthony Hardway sitting along the roadway with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg. A second victim, Jonna Skidmore, also approached the Trooper and gave information pertaining to Hardway’s injury. Skidmore stated that she and Hardway were at the residences of Christopher Brent Herring, 42, at 2199 Old Woman’s Run. She said that Herring and Hardway got into a physical altercation followed by her and Hardway leaving the residence. She explained that the pair were walking down the road when they were approached by Herring in a vehicle. Skidmore told the officer that Herring got out of the vehicle and brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot her. Hardway apparently intervened which resulted in his injury.

Hardway was transported to Braxton County Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment of what was believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. Herring appeared before Braxton County MagistrateBeth Smith for arraignment on two charges of wanton endangerment where his bond was set at $15,000 cash only. No bond has yet been set regarding the attempted 1st degree murder charge. Herring remained incarcerated in the Central Regional Jail awaiting additional court proceedings.