Sheriff B. Phil Howell reports that Ashe County Deputies responded to an unknown problem last night after dispatch received a call from 2322 NC Hwy 88 West in West Jefferson. The call came in at 10:41 pm on February 14th. Night shift deputies arrived to find a female with gunshot wound to the leg. The female was later transported to Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“Due to the nature of the ongoing investigation, we can release no further information at this time. We are going to conduct a fair and accurate investigation, letting the facts and evidence lead us in the right direction”. ~ Danny K. Houck
Roger Lee Irelan has been charged with Possession of Firearm by Felon and held in the Ashe County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond.