Two charged after shots fired in Pearisburg parking lot

New River Valley Regional Jail
New River Valley Regional Jail(New River Valley Regional Jail)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 3:12 PM EST
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PEARISBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - An argument in a parking lot within the 400 block of N. Main Street in Pearisburg Saturday night led to shots being fired, and two people being taken to the New River Regional Jail.

According to the Pearisburg Police Department, officers responded to a report of a possible shooting and it was determined that Cheryl Williams, of Pearisburg, and Ronald Spence, Jr., of Pembroke, were there to confront the ex-boyfriend of Williams.

During the argument, Spence allegedly pulled a gun and it was fired during the altercation. Nobody was shot.

Spence fled and was later stopped in Pembroke by the Giles Co. Sheriff’s Office and Pembroke Police Department.

Cheryl Williams is charged with domestic assault and felony destruction of property.

Spence is charged with brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm.

Virginia State Police assisted with the case.