St. Marys Man Charged With Attempted Murder

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UPDATE 5/27/2013 7:05 PM

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says 35-year old Michael Good is in custody tonight and charged with attempted murder, to his girlfriend's husband.

It all happened last night in Newport. When Amanda Carter and her husband Richard Carter were fishing on the shore next to the St. Mary's bridge.

Sheriff Mincks says Good shot 24-year-old Richard Carter twice. Once in the shoulder and once in the face.

Good saw a picture of the two fishing on Facebook and that's when he went down to find them.

Sheriff Mincks says Good was dating Carter's wife while he was in jail.

Carter's wife called 911 and drove him to St. Mary's hospital. He was flown by helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center where he's in critical condition, with non-life threatening injuries.

Detective LT. Mark Johnson from the Washington County Sheriff's Office says says they have two eye witnesses who were there right before the shooting that saw Good and he was the one that shot Carter.

"West Virginia state troopers and officers from our office went over, did a search warrant, placed him under arrest, they've done a search warrant at his house, as well as his vehicle," said LT. Johnson.

Johnson says Good is in custody in West Virginia and will soon be transported to Washington County. A warrant will be put out for his arrest and he will face charges. Johnson believes he will not be given bail and he will not leave custody.

LT. Johnson says Carter has already had one surgery today and is waiting on another this afternoon.

Officials have found a weapon, are compiling evidence and still investigating the case.
UPDATE 5/27/2013 8:45 A.M.

A St. Marys man is in jail, charged with attempted murder.

Police say he shot a man twice in Newport around 10 last night.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says 35-year-old Michael Good is charged with attempted murder.

He's accused of shooting 24-year-old Parkersburg resident Richard Carter in the shoulder blade and face.

Sheriff Mincks says Carter's wife was dating Good.

Sheriff Mincks says when Good saw a picture on Facebook of Carter and Carter's wife fishing near the Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge in Newport, Good went and found them, and shot Carter twice.

Carter's wife drove him to St. Mary's to be loaded onto an ambulance.

He was flown by medical helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he's in critical condition with non-life threatening injuries.

West Virginia State Police arrested Good at his home at about 7 this morning.

Police are responding to a shooting in Washington County and are looking for the shooter.

We initially reported this happened in Pleasants County; however, the Pleasants County 911 Center says it happened in Washington County.

It happened at a boat ramp.

Details are still coming in, but a law enforcement source tells us one man shot another man over a love triangle.

Police are looking for the shooter, last seen driving a silver pick-up truck with Florida plates.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available

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