By Peggy Mackenzie
Shortly after midnight on Monday morning, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a shooting incident on Waid’s Draft Road in Alvon near White Sulphur Springs. Deputies S.W. Hudnell and A. L. Workman, with assistance from the West Virginia State Police, responded to the scene.
Jacob Van Buren, 23, was arrested after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the face during a purported domestic altercation. According to Chief Deputy Bruce Sloan with the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, Van Buren fired two rounds from a shotgun at the female victim. One round struck the female in the lower left cheek, lodging the bullet in her neck. The victim was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and was listed in stable condition.
Van Buren was transported to the Southern Regional Jail and charged with one count malicious wounding and one count of wanton endangerment involving a firearm.