Wythe County deputies, State Police arrest man in Barren Springs shooting

On Saturday, July 11 8:40 a.m. the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office received a call to 357 Lone Ash Road in Barren Springs, Virginia in reference to a domestic situation.

The juvenile caller stated that his mother had been shot by his father during an argument.

Wythe County Sheriff’s Deputies and Virginia State Police arrived to find Kelly Tolbert with a gunshot wound. She stated her husband Joseph Tolbert shot her with a shotgun. Joseph Tolbert was on scene of the incident. He was taken into custody.

Kelly Tolbert was flown to Roanoke Carillion Hospital. She is in stable condition at this time.

Joseph Tolbert, date of birth October 29, 1979, address 357 Lone Ash Road Barren Springs, Virginia is charged with  Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use of Firearm in the commission of a felony, Possession of a Firearm by a violent convicted Felon, Possession of Sch. 1 or 2 drug, Possession of Sch. 1 or 2 drug while in possession of firearm.

Joseph Tolbert was held without bond. He was remanded to the New River Valley Regional Jail.