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DATELINE: WILLIAMSON, W.Va.
A West Virginia nurse who was one of the featured speakers during this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) was on Thursday reportedly arrested and charged in connection with a shooting which required another woman to be air-lifted to a hospital for surgery, according to reports from several local news outlets, including WSAZ-TV.
Amy Johnson Ford, 39, also known as Amy Jolene Thorn and Amy Johnson, the reports say, was detained by officers with the Williamson Police Department and charged with malicious wounding in the shooting of Jonda Whitt. (Amy Ford is her maiden name)
According to the criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court, a copy of which was obtained by the Williamson Daily News, Johnson and Whitt got into a heated argument in the 800 block of Vinson St. when Johnson went to her vehicle, grabbed a handgun, and proceeded to shoot the other woman in the stomach.
- Whitt is reported to be in stable condition and is expected to survive.
- The shooter said it was self defense.
- Johnson is charged with malicious wounding.
- The gunwoman was arraigned and released on a $5000 bond.
- The gun used by Thorn was legally registered and she did have a permit to carry the weapon.