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Shots fired during domestic dispute in Jefferson Co.

man, 76, held

August 11, 2010|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD
  • Robert Franklin Spring
West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority,

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. -- A 76-year-old man who police say shot at four people during a domestic dispute in Jefferson County on Tuesday evening was in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday, according to West Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. W.J. Scott.

Robert Franklin Spring was charged with four counts of wanton endangerment and was jailed on a $150,000 bond, according to Scott and jail records.

At 7:51 p.m., State Police Troopers J.M. Bush and J.S. Chumley responded to 96 Logan's Run in Kearneysville to investigate a reported shooting involving Spring, his wife and children, police said.

Police alleged that Spring became belligerent with the victims for undisclosed reasons after he arrived at the home, according to Scott.

The dispute became physical and when the others attempted to leave, Spring followed them outside with a handgun and fired one shot at them, according to a news release from Scott. The others left and called police, Scott said.

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