Big Stone man charged after threatening to kill his mother

Police say a Wise County man allegedly threatened to kill his mother and held her at gunpoint until she was able to escape into a convenience store in Duffield.

Tony Lynn McClellan, 31, Big Stone Gap, has been charged with one count of brandishing a firearm, one count of abduction by force and one count of using a firearm in commission of a felony.

According to a police report, on Aug. 11, McClellan held his mother at gunpoint inside a vehicle and allegedly threatened to kill her. The victim told police that McClellan had a small handgun and kept removing and inserting the clip.

She was able to escape after arriving at a convenience store in Duffield where she ran inside the business and told the clerk to call the police. The clerk hid the victim until deputies arrived.



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