Wise County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Inman Village Incidents

During the early morning hours of September 8, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Wise County Central Dispatch received a call from a male subject that he was going to murder his girlfriend at Inman Village Apartments in Appalachia, VA. He also made threats to harm law enforcement. The male stated law enforcement had 30 minutes to respond before the murder. Wise County Sheriff’s Office assisted by Appalachia Police, Big Stone Gap Police, and Norton Police responded to Inman Village.
At this time law enforcement had no name, address, or any other information regarding the call. It was made to dispatch through an internet based system not linked to any person. While officers were searching the Inman Village area one round from what appeared to be a firearm was fired from somewhere in the apartment complex. Officers on scene could not determine where the gunshot came from. Wise County Sheriff’s Office Investigators with assistance from U. S. Marshals were able to obtain a callback number to the male subject making the original call. Negotiators made several attempts to call the male. He would sporadically answer the calls and give little information.
During this time law enforcement was still actively searching the Inman Village Apartment complex utilizing the limited information had. During these searches two separate male subjects were located that had active warrants for their arrest. These male subjects were not related to the initial incident. After all information was exhausted and no further calls were received law enforcement cleared the scene. This incident is still under investigation. At approximately 10:00 a.m. Wise County Central Dispatch received a call of a deceased male at an apartment located at Inman Village. Deputies and Appalachia Police responded and located a male that was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. It is unknown if this incident is related to the earlier occurrence at this apartment complex.
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia Department of Conservation Police and their K9. This incident is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding either of these incidents please contact the Wise County Sheriff’s Office at 276-328-3756.


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