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Mabie man charged with wanton endangerment

ELKINS — A Mabie man is behind bars after allegedly shooting a firearm at three individuals in a car.

Nathan Michael McCarty, 43, of Mabie, is being charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm, a felony.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court on Sunday at approximately 1:45 p.m., Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy T.J. Knotts responded to call about a two vehicle accident with shots fired along a half mile past Rich Mountain Road towards Cassity.

The officer made contact with three victims. One victim said he was driving out Cassity Road when McCarty pulled out in front of them and the driver stopped and slowed down to get off the road. He said McCarty “shot the gas to his Jeep and cut back into my car real fast.”

According to the complaint, the victim said McCarty then got out of his vehicle and began walking towards his door and then turned back to his Jeep and grabbed a gun and fired at the victims.

The complaint states that while on scene, a witness informed the officer that she saw the incident take place. She said she saw both the vehicles stop. She said the driver of the Jeep was screaming and standing in the road and retrieved a gun from the Jeep and shoot at the other car.

Bond was set at $15,000 by randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer.

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