Augusta County Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest after Shooting Incident
A Churchville man is out on bond after authorities in Augusta County say he fired his gun at several people.
Kynord K. Jones, 41, is now charged with reckless handling and brandishing of a firearm following an incident at a construction site along Baylor Mill Road in Swoope on Wednesday, April 10.
Deputies say an argument over loud music turned physical before Jones got a handgun from a vehicle and shot the ground several times.
No one was hit by the gunfire.
The Riverheads School complex was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure until it was determined that the incident wasn't near the school.
Press Release from Augusta County Sheriff's Office:
The Augusta County Emergency Operations Center received a 911 call, at 1437 hours, concerning a shooting. The caller indicated that he was at a construction site and had been shot at several times. The caller didn’t know the address, but advised ECC that he and his co-workers had been at a service station in Greenville before heading to the work site.
He indicated they passed Riverheads High School and were on a gravel road. At this time the Riverheads school complex was placed on lockdown, and remained so until it was determined that the incident wasn’t near the school, and that no threat existed at or near the Riverheads campus.
Through further investigation, it was determined that the construction site was located on Baylor Mill Rd., Swoope, VA. Deputies on scene determined that a contracted crew was working inside the home, while another laborer was working outside. It’s believed that an argument over loud music turned physical before the alleged offender, Kynord K. Jones, retrieved a handgun from a vehicle and shot it into the ground several times.
The shots were fired in close proximity to other crew members. No one was hit by the gunfire. Jones was taken into custody and charged with:
-Reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor)
-Brandishing a firearm (misdemeanor)
Jones was subsequently released on an unsecured bond. If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Deputy J. Nystrom at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.