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November 17, 2000

Cops- Man fired gun in home



By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A gun was fired inside a residence at a mobile home park Friday morning while two Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a domestic dispute, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jerry Scott Nelson, 34, of 2109 Majestic Drive, Martinsburg, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and domestic assault, according to court records.

At about 9 a.m., deputies Robert Shickle and Eric Heavener were dispatched to Royal Crest mobile home park on Fairfax Avenue off W.Va. 9 east for a domestic dispute, court records stated.

A woman at the house asked another person to call the police for her, saying her husband was drunk, had a loaded shotgun and was refusing to let her leave, according to court records.

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When police arrived at the home, the man's wife was standing at the front door. She told police there were two children in the house. After the woman was safely removed from the house, one of the children, a 4-year-old boy, came outside to join her, court records said.

The deputies were standing on a porch and were about to enter the home when a shot was fired from inside the house, according to court records.

Deputy Shickle, the woman and the 4-year-old boy took cover behind Shickle's cruiser and Heavener hid beside the residence, court records said.

A few moments later, a man stepped outside the mobile home and put his hands up, court records said. He was placed under arrest, and officers went inside and found an 8-month-old boy unharmed inside.

Magistrate Sandy Miller placed Nelson on a $100,000 bond.

He was not being held at the Eastern Regional Jail Friday night, jail officials said. Jail officials would not say whether Nelson had posted bond.

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