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Woman charged in Sunday shooting

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Victim posted on Facebook that he had been shot

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Friends have been sending a 48-year-old Hillsville man get-well messages and keeping him in their prayers since learning from the victim via Facebook that he had been injured in a Sunday shooting.

“Oh my God!!!” posted James Parnell “Crow” Peaks in a status update at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, about four hours after he was shot. “I can’t believe my wife Dee has shot me multiple times and tried to kill me!!!”
Police have charged his wife, Pamela Denise Peaks, 47, with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
In the hours after that post, friends sent prayers and asked what happened in 31 comments. Friends also asked if Peaks needed anyone to look after his dogs for him.
Asked about the incident, Carroll Sheriff’s Office Investigator Donnie Spangler said that deputies are looking into it as a domestic dispute as they continue to gather information.
The incident occurred behind the residence at 2472 Carrollton Pike, according to Spangler.
Deputies responded to a call the afternoon of Jan. 26, at the intersection of Carrollwood Drive and Carrollton Pike, for a possible gunshot wound.
“When deputies arrived on scene, they found a white male lying on the side of the road with a gunshot wound,” according to a news release.
The victim was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Doctors took Peaks into exploratory surgery to retrieve bullets and to find the extent of his injuries, the investigator said.
As the result of evidence found and statements made, deputies charged Pamela Peaks.
“We’re just trying to find out more information on both sides. We’ve got some more work to do,” Spangler told The Gazette on Monday.
More charges could arise from the ongoing investigation, Spangler said.