Mercer Co. man charged with shooting nephew in the neck

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) –  Mercer County deputies arrested a Lashmeet man for shooting his nephew in the neck.

Emmitt Lee Farley called 911 and reported that he shot his nephew when he tried to break in, according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Investigators say when they got to Farley’s home, they saw him drop an empty shell casing as he was leaving his garage.

The victim, Alan Farley, was lying on the ground with an open wound on the left side of his neck, deputies say.

Emmitt Farley is in the Southern Regional Jail.  A magistrate gave him a $50,000 bond.


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