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Shooting case is referred to GJ
Magoffin victim out of the hospital; suspect is still in jail
SALYERSVILLE — The case of a Magoffin County woman accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend three times has been referred to a grand jury.

Hazel Adams was arrested earlier this month after she allegedly shot James "Tuffy" C. Patrick, 64, of Coal Branch, at his home.

In an interview earlier this month, Salyersville Police Chief Matthew Watson told the BSN that Adams also allegedly pointed the .22-caliber handgun at another man, Charles Holton, and told him to leave Patrick's home before the shooting occurred around midnight June 3.

According to officials, the two had previously been involved in a relationship, but that since their break-up, officers had been called to Patrick's home several times to remove Adams.

Adams was apprehended by the Magoffin County Sheriff's Department as she attempted to leave the scene in a vehicle driven by Angie Carty.

After conducting a search of the vehicle, officials at the sheriff's office said that the gun was found in Adams' purse and was examined at the scene.

Sheriff Bob Jordan said the gun had been fired, but officers did not determine at that time how many times it had been fired.

Watson said that Patrick was able to give a statement identifying Adams as his shooter before he was taken to Paul B. Hall Medical Center and then to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

According to reports, Patrick has been released from the hospital.

Adams is charged with first-degree assault for shooting Patrick and wanton endangerment for pointing the gun at the head of Holton.

Adams was remanded to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center after being examined at the hospital for an alleged anxiety attack and is still being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

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