PARKERSBURG - The report on the March 18 shooting of a Lubeck man has been completed and will be presented to the grand jury, the Wood County prosecutor said on Wednesday.
However, Prosecutor Jason Wharton would not disclose when the shooting of Jody Wilson, 32, by three Wood County deputy sheriffs who reported to the call will be presented to a grand jury.
"I can't release the date," he said.
At about 9:45 p.m. March 17, officers with the Wood County Sheriff's Department, the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and West Virginia State Police responded to a 911 call about an individual at his parents' home on Dyes Drive in Lubeck who was possibly high on bath salts and who was armed, according to Sheriff Jeff Sandy.
Officers arrived and began talking to the individual. The standoff lasted into the evening.
The sheriff's department reported Wilson was killed by deputies around 1 a.m. March 18 after allegedly shooting at officers.
Wilson allegedly exited the residence with a firearm and fired upon officers when deputies returned fire, Sandy said in March. No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.
Wharton Wednesday said he did not know when the bulk of the report on Wilson's shooting was completed. He said he had been waiting on one document and he has received it.
"The grand jury will decide what the next step will be," he said.
Wharton also confirmed he met Wednesday with Judy Wilson, the mother of Jody Wilson. Wharton would not discuss the meeting,
Wilson said the discussion was about the grand jury process, not the report.
"We went over what the process is and how that will go," she said,. "All he explained was what they will do, since I did not know much about it. He told me what could happen and what usually happens in this type of case, that's all we went over."
Wharton also told her he did not know when he would present the case, Wilson said.
"He said it would probably be some time and said he was waiting on one thing," Wilson said.
The three deputy sheriffs involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave. On April 24 an internal investigation by the sheriff's office found that the three deputies involved in last month's shooting did not violate department policies.
Later Wharton said the three deputies involved in the fatal shooting had not been completely exonerated. Wharton requested a state police investigation.