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Pulaski man charged with McCoy shooting

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A Pulaski man is one of two men charged in connection with the shooting of another Pulaski man in the Big Falls area of the McCoy community Saturday evening.
According to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brian Wright, Richard Gene Hedge, 32, of Pulaski and Dexter Leon Gravely, 51, of Riner were arrested Saturday night. Hedge is charged with maliciously wounding 32-year-old Brian Lee Blevins of Pulaski, and Gravely is charged with being an accessory in the case.
Blevins was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Saturday after being shot once in the arm. At last report he was in stable condition, but the injury is not expected to be life threatening.
Wright said the motive for the shooting is still under investigation. The men did know each other.
According to Wright, police responded to the Big Falls area around 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the shooting.
Authorities from several agencies set up a perimeter around the area in an attempt to locate Hedge and Gravely. The men were apprehended a short time later.
Assisting with the perimeter Saturday were Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Blacksburg Police Department, and the Virginia Tech Police Department.

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Pulaski man charged with McCoy shooting

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A Pulaski man is one of two men charged in connection with the shooting of another Pulaski man in the Big Falls area of the McCoy community Saturday evening.
According to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brian Wright, Richard Gene Hedge, 32, of Pulaski and Dexter Leon Gravely, 51, of Riner were arrested Saturday night. Hedge is charged with maliciously wounding 32-year-old Brian Lee Blevins of Pulaski, and Gravely is charged with being an accessory in the case.
Blevins was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Saturday after being shot once in the arm. At last report he was in stable condition, but the injury is not expected to be life threatening.
Wright said the motive for the shooting is still under investigation. The men did know each other.
According to Wright, police responded to the Big Falls area around 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the shooting.
Authorities from several agencies set up a perimeter around the area in an attempt to locate Hedge and Gravely. The men were apprehended a short time later.
Assisting with the perimeter Saturday were Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Blacksburg Police Department, and the Virginia Tech Police Department.

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