MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV, (WOAY) – On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the early am hours, Senior Trooper JC Woods of the Welch Detachment received a shots fired complaint from McDowell County 911. The complaint was regarding a drive by shooting at a residence located in Roderfield. Residents were present during the shooting; however, no injuries were sustained.
Trooper Woods with assistance of Welch Patrolman SP McKinney was able to locate and detain Brandon Dudleson, 21 yoa male and Andre Smith, 25 yoa male, both from McDowell County. The investigation revealed the incident was drug related and both Dudleson and Smith were arrested for 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Wanton Endangerment and Conspiracy. Dudleson and Smith were arraigned and remanded to the McDowell Holding Unit on $80,000.00 bond.
A search warrant was later conducted at a residence located in the city limits of Welch where a small amount of drugs and a firearm were seized. Raheem Pounds, 24 yoa male from McDowell County, was subsequently arrested for 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Wanton Endangerment, Conspiracy as well as Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance. Pounds was arraigned and remanded to the McDowell Holding Unit on $105,000.000 bond.