DOBSON — A man is hospitalized and a woman jailed after an alleged domestic dispute escalated to gunshots.
On Tuesday evening, Surry County Sheriff’s Office officials responded to a supposed breaking and entering call at 2373 Twin Oaks Road in Elkin, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
However, according to Sheriff Jimmy Combs, once the facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting were considered, it was determined the shooting actually happened at a different location and was the result of a domestic dispute.
The sheriff’s office alleges the reporting person, Kimberly Felts O’Neal, of 317 Fisher Valley Road in Dobson, 50, shot Jonathan Patrick White, of 317 Fisher Valley Road in Dobson, 37, with a .410-calibre shotgun as the result of a domestic dispute.
O’Neal was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, according to the statement. She is being held at the Surry County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.
White was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem by Surry County EMS officials, according to the sheriff’s statement.
John Shelton, EMS director, noted White was in stable condition at the time of transport.
An official at Baptist Medical Center could not provide an updated status of White’s condition, noting information regarding gunshot victims is often not released.
Combs said the call for assistance at the Twin Oaks Road residence came from an unknown caller. The address, which is near Dobson, is the home of White’s parents.
The sheriff said the real story is how investigators responded to one alleged crime but managed to uncover the real details.
“Our competent and qualified investigators were able to find out what really happened,” explained Combs. “They determined that (a breaking and entering) wasn’t what actually occurred.”
Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.