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Police identify suspect in Logan County nursing home shooting



UPDATE 11:02 AM | Tues. Oct. 24

Logan County Magistrate Dwight Williamson set James Steed Biddell's bond at $100,000 cash only. Charges include attempted murder, malicious wounding, wanton endangerment and use and presentation of a firearm during a felony.


HENLAWSON A man is in custody for allegedly shooting his mother at a Logan County nursing home.


According to Logan County Sheriff PD Clemens, the shooting occurred at Trinity Healthcare at Bills Branch in Henlawson just after five o’clock Monday afternoon.


Police have arrested 44-year-old James Steed Biddell of Chilicothe, Ohio.


Biddell was apprehended on US 119 near the Chapmanville exit when West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevrolet truck matching the description of the vehicle that Biddell was driving when he fled the nursing home.


According to deputies, 67-year-old Tomalene Greene suffered a single gunshot to the chest. Greene is a resident at Trinity and she was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center before she was flown to Charleston General Hospital. She is reportedly hospitalized in stable condition.


Biddell is currently awaiting arraignment by a Logan County Magistrate on attempted murder, malicious wounding and wanton endangerment charges. He is currently housed at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden.

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