West Virginia sheriff’s deputy shot in face identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face is not believed to have life-threatening injuries, a sheriff said.

Mason County Deputy Matt McCormick was shot Sunday while attempting to arrest a man at a rural home, Sheriff Greg Powers told news outlets. The charges stemmed from a shooting incident from the previous day, Powers said.

Powers said later Sunday that McCormick’s condition was stable. On Monday, Powers said McCormick was expected to be released from a hospital.

Powers didn’t return several phone messages from The Associated Press.

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McCormick and other deputies were trying to enter a rural home where a female caretaker had been shot and wounded Saturday. State Police Sgt. Joe Finnicum said the suspect then allegedly fired several shots at the deputies, who returned fire.

The suspect, Robert McKinley Glenn, was charged with malicious wounding and was being held at the Western Regional Jail on $100,000 bond Monday night.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether other charges would be filed. West Virginia State Police are handling the investigation. A message left for a state police spokeswoman wasn’t returned Monday.

The condition of the caretaker, who drove herself to a hospital, was unavailable. West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Rodney Miller said her injuries were not life threatening.

McCormick was hired as a deputy in October 2018. Before that he was a patrolman with the Point Pleasant Police Department.

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An earlier version of this report had an incorrect name for the suspect, Robert McKinley Glenn.

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