Buena Vista man wanted for shooting arrested

Micah Wyant is currently in Middle River Regional Jail.
Micah Wyant is currently in Middle River Regional Jail.(Source: Augusta County Sheriff's Office (WHSV))
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 5:10 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, Va. (WHSV) - The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office reports that Micah Wyant, a 31-year-old wanted for a shooting was arrested August 20 and is in Middle River Regional Jail.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a Greenville resident related to a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of August 5, 2021.

Sheriff Donald Smith says the male victim reported he was forced out of his vehicle at gun point, physically assaulted, and later shot at while driving his vehicle travelling on Route 11 in the Greenville Area.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office processed the victim’s vehicle and located evidence related to this incident. Investigators were able to identify the suspect and obtained several charges.

Wyant, a 31-year-old white male from Buena Vista, Virginia, was wanted for attempted malicious wounding, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, shooting from a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office issued a special thank you to Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office and The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force for the apprehension of Wyant.

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