BIG BEND - A Calhoun County man is dead and another is in jail, the result of a shooting Wednesday evening.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Calhoun County Magistrate Court, Thomas Lee Husk, 45, has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 45-year-old John D. Cyrus.
According to the complaint, just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday West Virginia State Trooper J.E. Kincaid responded to a shooting incident on Trippett Road, a few miles outside Big Bend.
"Once on scene, (Kincaid) discovered the accused, Thomas Husk, had fatally wounded John D. Cyrus," the complaint states.
Kincaid interviewed Husk after he was advised of his rights. According to the complaint, Husk told Kincaid he was going home and arrived at his residence to find his driveway blocked by Cyrus.
Husk told Kincaid he continued driving up Trippett Road for approximately two miles and stopped where the road hit a dead end. Husk claims Cyrus followed him, jumped out of his vehicle and began punching him in the face. Husk claimed he grabbed his 9mm pistol and shot Cyrus three times while he remained seated in his vehicle.
"(Husk) stated he and (Cyrus) had been arguing for some time about Husk residing with Cyrus' ex-wife and Cyrus' daughter being married to Husk's son," the complaint stated.
The compliant also stated Kincaid obtained three witness statements supporting the complaint.
Husk, who is being held at the Central Regional Jail, was charged with second-degree murder. He was arraigned by video Thursday morning in front of Calhoun County Magistrate Richard Postalwait. Husk's preliminary hearing has been set for Tuesday. He has requested a court-appointed attorney.