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Man arrested for attempted murder in Boone County, WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

One man is in jail for attempted murder in Boone County, WV.

According to a criminal complaint issued by the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Russell Lee Gillenwater, 34, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 25, on the charges of attempted murder, malicious wounding, wanton endangerment, assault during a commission of a felony and a felon in possession of a firearm.

The criminal complaint says that in the early mornings hours of Dec. 16, Gillenwater struck Brandon Kinder above the left eye with the barrel of a handgun, which caused a large laceration to Kinder's face, as well as fired one shot in the direction of Kinder's head.

Gillenwater is being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Gillenwater's preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. before Boone County Magistrate Porter Snodgrass.