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Suspect arrested after motorcyclist shot in Montgomery Co.

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 11:01 PM EDT
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Joseph E. Lambert Sr., 64 of New Castle, was arrested Saturday in connection with Friday’s shooting.

Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office(Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, crews spent Friday night and most of Saturday following up on leads that aided in the arrest.

Lambert is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, brandishing a firearm and shooting from a vehicle.

Check back with WDBJ7.com for further updates regarding the case.

EARLIER: A person was shot Friday evening while driving a motorcycle in Montgomery County along Prices Fork Rd. in the area of Snuffy’s General Store.

Deputies responded around 7:20 to the victim’s 911 call; he said he had been shot as he was driving. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, this is believed to be a stand-alone case with no threat to the general public.

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