Deputy Rusty Stanley shot answering call

092516officer-downFloyd County Deputy Sheriff Rusty Stanley  received “non life-threatening ” gunshot wounds while responding to a domestic call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stanley was shot in the abdomen and leg and was hospitalized after being flown from the scene by helicopter.  He was released and allowed to return home Sunday.

David Annarelli
David Annarelli

Virginia State Police is investigating and today charged David Annarelli with assaulting law enforcement and using a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail.Said Sheriff Brian Craig in a post on Facebook this morning:

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for our officers and our department. We also would like to thank the numerous departments around us for offering their assistance.

At this point the Virginia State Police are investigating. Please contact the Virginia State Police for any further questions relating to this incident.

A developing story that we will follow.

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