Update to Arrests Made in Shooting Incident

In an update to the shooting incident we reported on earlier about a 911 call to Wise County Central Dispatch from a female that had been shot in the back. She was located in a car at the end of Limestone Road in a cemetery behind the Stephens Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The female was taken to a trauma center where she is undergoing treatment.
Norton Police Department arrived on scene to assist and located two more individuals with gunshot wounds. Emergency workers from Wise Rescue Squad arrived on scene and treated the female that had been shot in the back. A second person was lying on the ground at the scene and was pronounced deceased, and has since been identified as 39 year old Christopher Dale Stephens of Norton.
Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Office and Norton Police Department, while searching the area, located a third person who was identified as William Mattias Mills. Mills was hiding in the woods and had been shot multiple times. Mills told first responders that the female had picked him up and took him to a secluded location. Mills said that, upon arrival, someone pulled open the driver's side door and began shooting at him.
Officers questioned Jarred Ray Hash, during which time Hash made statements that he was one of four individuals that went to the cemetery late in the evening of February 2, 2020. Hash reported that the female had brought Mills to the cemetery with the intention of Christopher Dale Stevens to confront and assault Mills.
Hash said that he waited in the woods while Mills was confronted, and that he heard two or three gunshots before he went to the vehicle armed with a firearm. Hash said that he pulled his weapon and fired multiple times at Mills, who was attempting to run away into the woods, Hash chased him with the gun and kept firing at him.
Mills was treated and released and is being held in jail on fugitive charges and awaiting extradition. Hash was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. He is being held without bond.

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