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Young adult charged with wounding another with a pencil

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SPRINGVILLE (WVVA) -- A man is behind bars after loading a crossbow with a pencil and hitting a 15-year-old in the face, according to officials.

Austin Smith,18, is charged with unlawful wounding.  The juvenile was hurt around noon Saturday at a home in Springville, Virginia.  He was taken to the hospital for treatment.  The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officials think the incident was an accident.  Smith is being held in Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell on a $2500 bond.


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