A Hurley, Va. man pleaded no contest to all charges in Buchanan County, Va. Circuit Court June 4, following an aggravated malicious wounding of his son last June.
According to a news release, Scotty Whitt, 48, pled no contest to aggravated malicious wounding of his son, as well as entered pleas to charges of possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon, domestic assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
On June 2, 2014, Whitt’s son responded to a call from his father who told him he had assaulted his younger brother.
His son then went to Whitt’s home to take his younger brother out of the home to prevent any further abuse.
According to a Buchanan County investigator, when he arrived, Whitt was found drinking and cursing.
When his son approached him, Whitt threatened to bury him.
Whitt’s son ran back to his car and told his pregnant girlfriend to get back into the car, as Whitt allegedly went to retrieve his gun.
According to the release, Whitt fired a shot at his son, hitting the car door instead.
Whitt’s son reportedly received extensive injuries to his side and also had shotgun pellets permanently lodged in his eye.
Scotty Whitt’s sentencing hearing was scheduled for Aug. 25 in Circuit Court.
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