Man Shot During Breaking and Entering

Local - 11/5/2012 4:44 PM
A Mercer County man is shot after he and another man break into a farm near Rock.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Department says Charles Sparks was shot by the home owner earlier Monday at a Wright Mountain Road home.  Deputies say he and Henry Wright broke onto the property to steal items from some barns.  The homeowner confronted the two on his driveway and shot Sparks once after he thought he was reaching for a weapon in his truck.  Wright and Sparks will be charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and conspiracy.  No charges have been filed against the homeowner.  Wright will be taken to Bluefield City Jail while Sparks will be taken to jail once he's released from the hospital.  Deputies are still investigating the incident.

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