In the early morning hours of Monday, February 4, Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a burglary in progress near Droop Mountain.
Sheriff Jeff Barlow said, upon arrival, his deputies found one, Jesse Blake, lying in the yard. Blake had sustained a gunshot wound.
He was transported by ambulance to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, and later to a medical facility in Roanoke, Virginia.
The incident is still under investigation.