Local bounty hunter charged after shooting fugitive while serving papers in Abingdon, Va.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A local bounty hunter was charged Thursday after he reportedly shot a fugitive he was trying to serve court papers to at home in Abingdon, Va.

According to a Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies were called to a home on Brumley Gap Road in reference to a possible shooting.

When deputies arrived they made contact with Robert Preston Worley, 42, of Abingdon, Va., who was on the ground outside of the home with a gunshot wound to his lower body.

An investigation revealed that Randall Wayne Dixon, 60, of Bristol, Va., an employee of ASAP Bonding, was trying to serve Worley with court papers on a failure to appear charge out of Sullivan County, Tenn.

According to the release, Worley tried to leave the home through a bathroom window and was shot by Dixon.

Worley was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment and was listed in stable condition.

Dixon was charged with malicious wounding and was taken to the Southwest Regional Jail in Abingdon, Va., where he was being held without bond.Copyright 2015 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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