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W.Va. man charged after firing gun at Va. plant

Monday - 6/23/2014, 2:40pm  ET

GLEN LYN, Va. (AP) -- 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 property company

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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