VA: Wythe man charged in hunting accident
Wythe man charged in hunting accident
December 15, 2010
A Wythe County man is listed in stable condition at a Roanoke hospital
after being accidentally shot during a coyote hunt Saturday evening. His dad
has been charged in the incident.
According to Julia Dixon of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries, Robert Andrew Felts Jr., 47, of Wytheville and his 22-year-old
son, Robert Andrew Felts III, were reportedly hunting coyotes around 5:45
p.m. Saturday in the Walton Furnace Road community. The elder Felts
apparently saw movement and fired his high-powered rifle, she said.
The shot struck his son in the abdomen, Dixon reported. She said the dad
transported his son to Wythe County Community Hospital where he was later
airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Dixon listed Robert Andrew Felts III in stable condition as of Monday
morning. She also stated his dad was charged Monday morning with reckless
handling of a firearm.
The investigation, Dixon said, is continuing. Conservation police officer
Wes Billings is the investigating officer with Jeff Pease assisting,
according to her.
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