W.Va. Man Charged After Firing Gun At Va. Plant

GLEN LYN, Va. — A West Virginia man faces charges of shooting a gun at a plant in Virginia where he formerly worked.

Glen Lyn Police Chief S.D. Buckland says 59-year-old Randall Showalter of Princeton, West Virginia, was arrested Monday on three weapons charges.

Buckland says in a news release that Showalter worked at the GE Fairchild plant in Glen Lyn until January. Showalter went to the plant around 6 a.m. Monday to return some company property.

Showalter is accused of firing a 9mm handgun once into the ground during a verbal confrontation with a plant employee.

No one was injured.

Buckland says Showalter is being held at the New River Valley Jail on three firearms related charges. Bond is set at $5,000.

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