Grand Jury to Hear Earlysville Shooting Case

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The case against a man accused of shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend back in May is headed to an Albemarle County grand jury.

Robert Lee Jarvis Jr. is charged with four felonies, including two counts of malicious wounding. A judge certified the charges Thursday morning after hearing testimony during a preliminary hearing.

Jarvis' ex-wife, her father and her boyfriend all testified. They say Jarvis showed up at his ex-wife’s father's home along Durrett Ridge Road on May 6 and argued with the boyfriend. The boyfriend says Jarvis pulled out a gun, but thinking he was trying to scare him, turned to walk away when Jarvis shot him multiple times.

Then, his ex-wife says, Jarvis shot himself in the head - but he got back up. All three witnesses testified that Jarvis proceeded to kick and beat the boyfriend who was on the ground injured. After the ex-wife's father came out and tried to pull Jarvis away, they say Jarvis just left. Police arrested him along Burnt Mill Road early the next morning.

At the hospital, Jarvis’ ex-wife’s boyfriend learned he was shot six times - twice in the head, once in the back, twice in the buttocks, and once in the shin.

The grand jury convenes August 4 and will decide whether to indict Jarvis on the charges.

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