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UPDATE: Man arrested for attacking brother with sword; shoots himself, in Ranger, WV

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According to police, Jeffrey Turley was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 27, and is being held on several charges, including attempted murder.

He is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $300,000 bond.



The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident out of Ranger, WV involving a man attacking a relative and then shooting himself.

Police say it happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at a house in the area of 1002 Barberry Road, just off Route 37.

According to Lincoln Sheriff's, a male subject, Jeff Turley, 32, attacked his brother, also a male, with a samurai sword, almost severing his left arm, causing several lacerations to his chest and neck.

When emergency responders were trying to load Turley's brother to take him out of the house, Turley grabbed a shotgun and started shooting throughout the house, which contained adults and children.

No one else was hurt, however, Turley fled the house and went into the woods, located behind the house.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Turley in the woods, roughly 500 feet from the house, unconscious with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the left side of his chest.

Both Turley and his brother were both taken to Logan Regional Medical Center, but according to police, due to the severity of Turley's injury, he was taken to CAMC General Hospital for surgery.

Police say both Turley and his brother are in stable condition, however, Turley is currently being held in ICU at CAMC General on observation.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office say warrants have been issued for Turley, and that he is being charged with attempted murder, brandishing a deadly weapon, domestic assault and battery, assault during the commission of a felony, wanton endangerment with a firearm, assault and battery on emergency medical service personnel, and child neglect creating risk of injury.

The investigation is ongoing.



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