UPDATE: Alleged Giles County shooter arrested after resident called about finding him on back porch

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Authorities arrested 41-year-old Brandon Cody Boggs of Pearisburg, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in connection with a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. (Photo: Courtesy Giles County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities arrested 41-year-old Brandon Cody Boggs of Pearisburg, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in connection with a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. (Photo: Courtesy Giles County Sheriff’s Office)

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — More than six hours after Giles County deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting in Pearisburg on Wednesday, they took a man into custody thanks to a tip from a community member.

According to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 2100 block of Guinea Mountain Road in Pearisburg for a report of a shooting at 11:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Authorities say they found 41-year-old Brandon Cody Boggs of Pearisburg — who was was wanted in connection to the shooting — shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, after receiving a call from a resident on Painter School Road that a person matching his description was on their back porch.

Painter School Road is approximately one mile from the original scene, officials say.

The sheriff’s office says Boggs was arrested without incident and is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond for charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities say the victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released from the hospital on Wednesday, but they do not plan to release any additional information about the victim.

“Our office would like to thank the Virginia State Police, Eggleston Volunteer Fire Department, Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, Carilion Ambulance Service, and Celanese Fire Department for their assistance. We would also like to thank the Giles County Administration Office for coordinating a “Code Red” emergency message to alert our citizens of the situation and the eventual capture. The capability to get information to our citizens through this system and social media played a huge part in being able to apprehend the suspect without further incident.

Lastly, we would like to praise the work of our law enforcement officers and the vigilance of our citizens. Less than 7 hours went by from the time of the original incident to the time of apprehension. This incident serves as a testament to good relationships between agencies and the community.”

Giles County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

According to the sheriff’s office, this investigation is still ongoing.

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