The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 27, 2013

Fayette man arrested on attempted murder

By Tina Alvey
Register-Herald Reporter

LEWISBURG — A Fayette County man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder.

The charge against Jack Hubert Stevens, 41, of Oak Hill was for allegedly striking a man with a vehicle during an altercation that occurred June 1 in Scarbro.

According to officials, two vehicles with several passengers had traveled to a house on Wingrove Hill Road when a fight ensued.

During the alleged altercation, police say Stevens struck a man with a white Ford Mustang convertible around 11 p.m. and abandoned it at the scene.

The victim was transported to Plateau Medical Center with minor injuries.

The convertible had sustained damage from a close-range shotgun blast, and a shotgun was found at the scene.

A woman Stevens identified as his wife was treated at the same hospital for minor gunshot wounds to her arm and side from shotgun pellets, according to officials.

Sheriff’s officials reported the shotgun discharged into the vehicle when Stevens ran over the victim, a male resident of the home, who was holding the shotgun at the time he was struck by the car.

Stevens is also charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, failure to render aid and improper registration. He was released on a $75,000 bond, according to Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Cpl. Jim Sizemore.

 — Jessica Farrish