Man Wanted For Beating A Disabled Man, Leaving Severe Skull Fractures


TAZEWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department needs your help finding a wanted man.

Shawn William Lockhart, 36 years old, is wanted for malicious wounding.  Deputies say Lockhart wounded a disabled individual on Thursday night, which resulted in severe skull fractures.

Lockhard is believed to possibly be in the Jewell Ridge area of Tazewell County.

Please call 276-988-0645 or call 911 with any information leading to the location of Mr. Lockhart. All tips will be treated as confidential.

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