LOGAN, W.Va. — A Peach Creek man has been charged with malicious assault after he allegedly shot his brother.
According to a criminal complaint filed by West Virginia State Trooper First Class J.D. Boggs, he, along with Senior Trooper M.A. Broadwater and Senior Trooper R.E. Stowers, responded to a shooting incident at Henlawson. Upon arrival, they were reportedly advised by Tracy Frye that his brother, Charlie Edward Frye, 56, of Peach Creek, shot at him three times, which two of the rounds allegedly hit him in the right leg.
The victim reported to the officers that he had gone to Charlie Frye’s residence to pick up a femaile that was staying with him. Charlie Frye allegedly threatened to shoot his brother if he showed up. The victim arrived, reportedly unarmed, and was shot at one time through the door. The victim further reported that he allegedly went to grab the gun from Charlie Frye when he was allegedly shot two more times in the leg.
During the investigation, officers located Charlie Frye at his residence and during a search for the shotgun, officers allegedly found 12 marijuana plants in front of the residence. Officers then reportedly located the gun, a 22 Marlin shotgun, along with five small bags containing a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana.
Charlie Frye allegedly waived his rights, and agreed to an audio statement where he admitted to shooting his brother three times but that he was fearful for his life.
Charlie Frye was arraigned on July 7 on malicious wounding and cultivation of marijuana. His bail was set at $10,000.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.