New details emerge out of Davisville shooting

DAVISVILLE – New details about the Davisville shooting incident on Tuesday evening were released Thursday morning, officials said.

At 6:38 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the Davisville residence to investigate a domestic situation where a firearm was discharged, said Sgt. B.A. Pickens with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Charges have not been filed in this investigation, said Capt. Rick Woodyard with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Charges against Brockton Johnson, 20, of Parkersburg are pending, based on the investigation’s outcome, he said.

The domestic situation between Michael Johnson, 52, of 485 Whispering Pines, Davisville, and his son, Brockton Johnson, began as an argument over the telephone, said a report issued by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

The details of the argument have not been released, as they are considered a part of the investigation, said Woodyard.

Brockton Johnson does not reside at Michael Johnson’s residence, said Woodyard.

After the call ended, Brockton Johnson drove to his father’s home in Davisville and struck a small pine tree in the landscaping with his vehicle, the report said.

Brockton Johnson allegedly used a combination of an ax-like tool called a splitting maul and brute strength to force his way into his father’s home by breaking down the front door, said Woodyard.

The splitting maul which Brockton Johnson allegedly used in the domestic situation was not originally on the Davisville property, said Detective R.A. George with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Once inside the residence, Brockton Johnson allegedly attacked Michael Johnson with the splitting maul, the report said.

This is when Michael Johnson discharged his .22-caliber pistol into Brockton Johnson’s left inner thigh, the report said.

A brief physical altercation followed, before Brockton Johnson fled Michael Johnson’s residence in the vehicle he had arrived in, Pickens said.

A search warrant was issued for the vehicle driven by Brockton Johnson, said George. The vehicle was searched on Thursday and was in the process of being released on Thursday afternoon, George said.

Brockton Johnson was found at a neighbor’s home some distance away and transferred to Camden Clark Medical Center, Woodyard said.

Brockton Johnson was treated for his injuries and released, said Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs at Camden Clark.

Michael Johnson was interviewed by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening, Woodyard said.

The investigation into this situation was ongoing as of Thursday evening.