On Sunday at 12:34 a.m., the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a female that had been shot on Lone Ash Road in the Barren Springs community. 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.
Deputies were able to determine Gilmer Wyatt Eversole age 22 from Wytheville, Virginia was handling a 9 mm handgun. The firearm discharged striking the victim in the chest.
Gilmer Wyatt Eversole was charged with the following:
18.2-51 Unlawful Wounding
18.2-56.1 Reckless Handling of a Firearm
18.2-388 Public Intoxication
Gilmer Wyatt Eversole was held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail