By Tony Gonzalez & Chase Purdy|
The News Virginian
STAUNTON — A Waynesboro woman testified Thursday that a brief stop at 7-Eleven in Fishersville on May 7 devolved into a panic and a foot-on-the-accelerator getaway when a man shot her car four times.
“He just kept firing and we ducked and were screaming,” Devina Faulkner testified. “My daughter [age 2] was in the back and she was screaming.”
The car’s four occupants escaped unharmed.
The accused shooter fared worse, authorities said.
About three weeks after the shooting, suspect Arthur Thomas Allen, 28, broke bones around his neck after a jump from a third-story window in Phoenix that led to hospitalization, incarceration and 11 charges including attempted murder.
A judge certified those charges to a grand jury Thursday based on Faulkner’s identification of Allen, an inmate’s testimony and ballistics evidence collected by a detective.
It was Allen listening to a friend testify against him Thursday, but a series of violent episodes in Allen’s life tie back to his willingness to testify against others, according to court records and statements Allen made during a jail call to The News Virginian.
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