Duncan Suzuki

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Huber among guests during fatal shooting

Pulaski County Administrator Peter Huber and four other county residents were attending a banquet meeting at The Homestead this past weekend when two people were fatally shot Saturday night.
Despite the fact they were having dinner when the shootings occurred in the resort’s kitchen, Huber said banquet guests did not hear the shots. It was hours later before they learned of the shooting.
“The staff (working the banquet) didn’t give any indication what had happened. I felt really sorry for them when I found out about it,” Huber said.
Huber, his wife Pat, Alex and Dana Rygas, and Leroy Henry were attending an annual Rotary International meeting for clubs throughout western Virginia. He estimated more than 500 people were in the banquet room when the shooting occurred.
According to Bath County Sheriff Larry Norfleet, Beacher Ferrel Hackney, 59, is suspected of shooting two of his supervisors, Ronnie Stinnett and Dwight Kerr. All three men worked in the Hot Springs resort’s kitchen.
Police continue to search for Hackney, who is alleged to have fled into a wooded area across from The Homestead after the incident. A murder warrant has been issued for Hackney’s arrest.
Upon learning of the shooting and the fact police were still searching for the suspect, Huber said he and his wife chose to stay in their rooms Saturday night.
“We didn’t have any need to go out. I suspect (police or resort officials) would have asked us to stay in if we had wanted to go out,” he added. “It kind of gave us an eerie feeling.”

He added, “It was a real tragic situation. I’m sorry to see that happen to the folks there. I really feel sorry for the families involved.”

Comments

comments

Huber among guests during fatal shooting

Pulaski County Administrator Peter Huber and four other county residents were attending a banquet meeting at The Homestead this past weekend when two people were fatally shot Saturday night.
Despite the fact they were having dinner when the shootings occurred in the resort’s kitchen, Huber said banquet guests did not hear the shots. It was hours later before they learned of the shooting.
“The staff (working the banquet) didn’t give any indication what had happened. I felt really sorry for them when I found out about it,” Huber said.
Huber, his wife Pat, Alex and Dana Rygas, and Leroy Henry were attending an annual Rotary International meeting for clubs throughout western Virginia. He estimated more than 500 people were in the banquet room when the shooting occurred.
According to Bath County Sheriff Larry Norfleet, Beacher Ferrel Hackney, 59, is suspected of shooting two of his supervisors, Ronnie Stinnett and Dwight Kerr. All three men worked in the Hot Springs resort’s kitchen.
Police continue to search for Hackney, who is alleged to have fled into a wooded area across from The Homestead after the incident. A murder warrant has been issued for Hackney’s arrest.
Upon learning of the shooting and the fact police were still searching for the suspect, Huber said he and his wife chose to stay in their rooms Saturday night.
“We didn’t have any need to go out. I suspect (police or resort officials) would have asked us to stay in if we had wanted to go out,” he added. “It kind of gave us an eerie feeling.”

He added, “It was a real tragic situation. I’m sorry to see that happen to the folks there. I really feel sorry for the families involved.”

Comments

comments

You must be logged in to post a comment Login