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APB Extra: Suspect bitten by copperhead leaves hospital

Law enforcement in Tazewell County are looking for a man wanted on a malicious wounding charge.

According to Major Harold Heatley,  Shawn Lockhart, 36, of Jewell Ridge, VA fell while running from police and was bitten two times by a copperhead. Lockhart was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment. Though the injuries from the bites were substantial, Lockhart removed his IV picc line and left the hospital.

If you know his whereabouts, call 911 or the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office at 276-988-1167.

Paul Hess

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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