By MELINDA WILLIAMS
RADFORD – A man who was critically wounded when shot by a Radford resident last month traded his hospital room for a jail cell Monday.
Radford City police say Lee Warren Greene Jr. intended to force his way into a house and assault the occupants when he was shot in the early morning hours of Sept. 17.
Greene was taken into custody upon release from New River Valley Medical Center Monday and is now being held without bond in New River Valley Regional Jail, according to Lt. Andy Wilburn. Greene is charged with three counts of making threatening or intimidating phone calls, engaging in conduct that places a family member in fear of harm, and two counts of attempted breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit assault and battery.
Wilburn said the charges “reflect the events that transpired throughout the course of the evening” the incidents occurred.
Shortly after the incident, Wilburn said the department received a 911 call at 1:20 that morning reporting that a subject was beating on win- dows of a residence in the 100 block of PT Travis Avenue and that the subject was “possibly trying to gain entrance into the residence.” While en route to the scene, officers were informed that a person inside the residence had fired multiple shots at the subject.
The suspect, who authorities say was identified as Greene, was gone when police arrived on the scene. A short time later he showed up at the medical center for treatment of gunshot wounds. Wilburn declined, Monday, to comment on specifics of Greene’s injuries.
According to Wilburn, Green “was familiar with” the residents, whose identities have not been released.