Property dispute leads to shooting

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police say a physical fight turned into a gunfight in Martin County.

The sheriff says a property dispute between neighbors ended with one person shot!

It happened late last night on Olivene Drive in Inez.

Jeffrey Maynard was shot twice.

Pansy McCoy is facing charges.

The sheriff tells me this fight was over a driveway.

Eddie McCoy admits his wife shot Maynard, but McCoy claims she was only protecting him.

Eddie McCoy says he has fought with his next door neighbor for months over the property line between the two homes.

“We've been having trouble over the driveway,” Eddie McCoy said.

He says Thursday night it went too far. He claims his neighbor; Jeffrey Maynard was possibly drunk and spinning tires loudly in the driveway. McCoy says he wanted him to quiet down.

“I walked over there a little bit farther and he hit me, and then when he hit me, I hit him back,” McCoy said.

He says the two kept hitting each other, you can see cuts were visible on McCoy's arms and ear.

“He was holding me here on my arm. I was scared for my life and my wife was too. She was scared for my life and she was trying to protect me. She shot him, I think twice, and the rest of them, she shot up in the air,” McCoy said.

Police say Maynard was shot in the arm and forehead. He was airlifted to a West Virginia hospital but officials say he has been released.

The sheriff charged Pansy McCoy with assault and wanton endangerment.

The Sheriff says the property disagreement went too far.

“It shouldn't have never come to an altercation then it shouldn't have come with a firearm being fired, but it happened and we have to deal with it now,” Martin County Sheriff Garmon Preece said.

We tried to get a comment from the Maynards, but no one was home at the time.

Pansy McCoy is being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

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