Man charged after teen shot in Wythe County, authorities say


Court records obtained by 10 News reveal more information about the shooting incident that left a teen girl injured.

22-year-old Gilmer Eversole of Wythe County was arrested Sunday after the shooting of a 16-year-old girl, as we reported below.

According to Wythe County court records – officers received a 911 call after the teenager was shot in the chest.

When deputies got to the home on Lone Ash Road in Barren Springs, they said they found the teenage girl inside.

Eversole stayed in the front yard and admitted to being the one who fired the weapon - a 9-millimeter handgun, according to police.

He claimed he had removed the magazine and cleared the weapon prior to the shooting, court records show.

Police said during their conversation with Eversole, they noticed signs of alcohol.

Eversole was arrested and charged with unlawful wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and public intoxication.

He is now being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

Police said the victim was taken to a Roanoke hospital and is in stable condition.


Wythe County Sheriff’s deputies say shortly after 12:30 Sunday morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a female that had been shot on Lone Ash Road in the Barren Springs community.

Authorities said when deputies arrived, they found a 16-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to a hospital in Roanoke and is listed in stable condition.

We’re told deputies were able to determine Gilmer Wyatt Eversole, 22, from Wytheville, was handling a 9 mm handgun and they say the firearm discharged and hit the victim in the chest.

Eversole was charged with the following:

  • Unlawful wounding
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Public intoxication

Gilmer Wyatt Eversole was held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail.

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