August County Sheriff’s Office: On 12-21-13 at approximately 7am officers with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 block of Westgate Rd. in Verona Va. for a shooting. Upon arrival the Officers located a male that was suffering from a gunshot wound. Patrol Officers quickly secured a residence in the 200 block of Westgate Rd. where a male was taken in to custody. Jerome Anthony Jones, 35 year old male was arrested. Jones was charged with Attempted Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Convicted Felon. Jones is being held at the Middle River Regional Jail. The victim was taken to Augusta Health in Fishersville and then transferred to UVA in Charlottesville. At this time, it is unknown on the victim’s condition. Investigators are actively working this shooting. This appears to be an isolated incident and there appears to be no threat to the public.
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