NAUGATUCK — A shooting that occurred on Saturday night, August 8, has left one man hospitalized in critical condition and one woman arrested.
Judy K. Maynard, 44 of Lenore, was arrested on August 8 on charges of malicious wounding after officers received a call of a shooting that had taken place on an old mine road near Naugatuck, according to Sheriff James Smith of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD).
William (Billy) Brewer, of Dingess, who is reportedly Maynard’s ex-boyfriend, were ridge riding with several others on the old Marrowbone Development mine road in Naugatuck on Saturday night when an altercation occurred between the two.
According to a spokesperson from the MCSD, Maynard works as a security guard in that area, but was not on duty at the time of the incident.
The property is in and around the old mining location, which is frequented by persons riding ATVs and 4-wheel vehicles on the weekends, according to authorities.
Maynard allegedly shot Brewer in the left side of the chest with a .38 special. He was hit three times on the left side of his body. Brewer was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington by a HealthNet helicopter, where he is listed in critical condition, according to the MCSD.
The first officer to arrive on the scene was Deputy Blake Sipple II, who was also assisted by Cpl. Chris Endicott, Cpl. B. Williams and troopers from the Williamson Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
The Williamson Daily News received a telephone call on Tuesday morning from an anonymous person who lives in the area where the incident occurred and stated that there are problems every weekend from people drinking and partying while riding ATVs and Jeeps.
The caller stated that she hears people being rowdy, partying and shooting coming from the area every weekend. The caller’s pet had even been shot and killed on one occurrence.
Sheriff Smith said the case is still under investigation and that more charges could be filed at a later date.