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EDITOR’S NOTE: The information provided to WOWK by officials originally listed the suspect as “Cameron Brooks.” According to the sheriff, the suspect’s name is Cameron Burks. This article has been updated to reflect the latest information.

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m 6/24/2020: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect in an early morning hit-and-run.

Deputies say the incident began with an alleged altercation between the suspect, Cameron Burks, 27, and another individual identified as Timothy Moles. Burks allegedly drove his car through the yard of the home, striking two parked cars, a riding mower, and the gas meter.

According to deputies, Tymtee Shaffer was standing in the yard and was also struck by the vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies say they will be obtaining warrants for Burks regarding the case.

SCOTT DEPOT, WV (WOWK) Police are searching for a suspect after an early morning hit-and-run in County.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies say a suspect, identified as Cameron Burks, 27, of the Eleanor area, allegedly struck a woman as well as multiple objects in a yard around 2:03 a.m., Friday, June 26, in Scott Depot. Deputies say the woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect’s vehicle allegedly struck two vehicles and a John Deere lawnmower causing damage, according to deputies. They say he also allegedly struck an oil and gas meter, causing the fire department to respond to the scene.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect faces charges of property damage and battery.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department crime unit at (304) 586-9846, call or text their tip line (304) 941-2300, or email

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