Man arrested for shooting, beating wife

Local - 8/1/2013 5:23 PM
UPDATE: Daren Wood is arraigned in McDowell County magistrate court on Wednesday evening.  His bond is set at $100,000.

BARTLEY - A McDowell County man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he shot and beat his wife.

Daren Eugene Wood, 48, faces charges including wanton endangerment, malicious wounding, domestic battery, domestic assault and brandishing, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the shooting in the Bartley area early Wednesday. Authorities found Wood's wife, who was able to call 911. She was held against her will without medical treatment for two days, deputies told Newswatch.

The unidentified woman was transported to the Welch Emergency Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg and bruising to the face.

Wood is being held in the McDowell County Holding Unit awaiting his arraignment.


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