Suspect arrested in connection with deadly shooting; more details released

One arrested after deadly shooting Mason County, West Virginia
Published: Jan. 7, 2023 at 4:10 PM EST
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UPDATE 1/9/23 @ 4:15 p.m.

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - More details have been released about a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday morning in Ashton.

Jerrad Paul Casey died in the incident, which happened along Huntington Road, according to the criminal complaint. That’s in the area of Ashton Upland Road.

James Hatfield, 28, of Gallipolis Ferry, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case. Investigators say Casey was found in the back of a silver Ford Escape with a gunshot wound to the chest. He had no pulse and was not moving.

According to the complaint, Casey was shot in the 800 block of Willow Creek Road in Ashton. The alleged shooter was still on scene at the Willow Creek address when deputies arrived. He was arrested at the scene.

A witness told deputies that Hatfield had been arguing with the victim by text and advised him he would kill him if he showed up at the location along Willow Creek Road.

Hatfield remains in custody without bond in the Western Regional Jail.


MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Mason County, West Virginia Saturday.

James Hatfield, 28, of Gallipolis Ferry, has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting, according to the deputies with Mason County Sheriff’s Department.

The shooting happened near Ashton Upland Road, according to Sheriff Corey Miller.

Deputies said upon arrival they found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Deputies said life-saving measures were attempted but unsuccessful.

Investigators identify the victim as Jerrad Paul Casey, 28, of Apple Grove.

The case remains under investigation by the Mason County Sheriff’s Department.

This is a developing story.

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