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Man arrested after report of shooting in Campbell County

Jessi Kendrick, charged with reckless handling of a firearm in Campbell County.
Jessi Kendrick, charged with reckless handling of a firearm in Campbell County.(Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:24 PM EDT
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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man was arrested Tuesday on two charges after a reported shooting in Campbell County

Deputies say they received a call about a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at 204 Wileman Rd. The caller had heard what sounded like a gunshot in the area.

Jessi Kendrick arrived shortly after deputies in a white pickup, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Kendrick left the vehicle and started yelling as he ran toward them. Kendrick was arrested after failing to follow the deputies’ orders, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies found a gun at the location.

Kendrick was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and obstruction of justice. He was taken to the Amherst County Adult Detention Center.

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