Father, Son Face Charges Connected to Shooting

Jamestown, Fentress County (WVLT) - A Fentress County father and son are behind bars, facing charges in connection with a shooting.

Authorities say 53-year-old Benny Conaster was shot in the stomach Saturday evening.

It happened on Banner Springs Road in Jamestown.

Shortly after Conaster was transported to the hospital, officers found 28-year-old Keith Whited. Investigators say he was drunk and when they searched his car, they found bullets matching the gun used in the shooting.

Keith Whited is charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and several other charges.

Later in the evening, police say Kirby Whited, Keith's father, turned himself into police.

Kirby Whited is charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespassing.

Conaster is in critical condition at UT Medical Center.


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