UPDATE - The victim in a September 5 shooting near Cedarville, Gilmer County has died.|
State Police said Don Singleton died Friday of a gunshot wound to his head, inflicted by his neighbor.
Earl Milton Bailey from Glenville was originally arrested and charged with attempted murder after police said he shot Singleton at a home on Dry Fork Road.
Police said Bailey supposedly believed Singleton poisoned his dog.
Authorities will be upgrading the charges.
GILMER MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER - Victim Shot In Head Over Dog Dispute
9/5/2016 - A Glenville man was arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the head over a dog and has been charged with attempted murder.
Earl Milton Bailey, 64, is accused of shooting Don Singleton in the head on Dry Fork Road Monday night, according to West Virginia State Police.
A second man, who Bailey is also accused of shooting at, called 911 and told police that he saw Bailey shoot Singleton. The man said Bailey was upset over his dog.
Police said they spoke to Singleton's stepson, who said he heard about a shooting on Dry Fork Road and rushed to check on his father. When the stepson saw Bailey and asked about the shooting, Bailey said, "I don't know anything, and I'm not going to tell you anything," police said.
The stepson told police there had been issues between Bailey and Singleton over a dog being poisoned or shot.
Bailey later admitted to police that he shot Singleton and shot at another man.
Bailey is charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment involving a firearm.
Healthnet flew Singleton to Charleston Area Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.
Sgt. R. P. Smith added that the charges could be upgraded if Mr. Singleton's condition deteriorates.
Calhoun authorities have arrested Gary Lee Nicholson, 48, charging him with domestic assault, destruction/injury to property, driving while suspended revoked alcohol, reckless driving, fleeing from an officer, harassment, a capias warrant, among others.
Nicholson is in Central Regional Jail.