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McDowell County woman facing multiple charges after domestic incident

MILE BRANCH, WV (WVVA) A McDowell County woman is behind bars after a domestic incident.

Chief Deputy James Muncy says deputies were dispatched to a residence near Iaeger around six p.m. Monday evening. The incident involved a large sword and the residence being engulfed in flames.

Police say the victim, who’s name is not being released, was transported via helicopter to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment.

Lisa Louise Turpin, 40, is charged with Arson 2nd degree, Arson 3rd Degree, attempted murder, and malicious wounding. Turpin was arraigned in front of Magistrate Steve Cox with a $25,000 cash only bond.

Turpin is also accused of attempting to set the neighbors porch on fire.

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iaeger and Bradshaw Fire Departments, JanCare Ambulance, and the West Virginia Fire Marshall’s Office.



Ashley Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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