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10/17/2013 - Onley man being sought in Whitesville shooting - Click here to print this information

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at approximately 04:38 AM, the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report of a subject shot on Church Street in the Whitesville area of Parksley. Upon deputies arrival on scene, one victim was located who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported from the scene by Parksley Rescue and is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

An investigation into this incident has revealed that an altercation occurred between individuals at the Church Street location and subsequent gunshots were fired resulting in the victim being injured. The suspect fled the scene following this incident.

Assisting in this investigation was the Virginia State Police, Parksley Police Department and Northampton County Sheriffs Office.

As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants have been issued against 28 y/o Robert James Northan, Jr. of Onley for Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm After Having Been Convicted of a Felony. Northan is known to frequent the Parksley and Tasley areas of Accomack County.

Sheriff Godwin stated that the investigation into this incident is continuing and asks that anyone with information concerning this crime or the whereabouts of Northan to contact the Accomack County Sheriffs Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666. Tips may also be submitted through the Sheriffs Office website at

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