Pike County Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition, Shooter in Custody


A Pike County man is in critical condition at a West Virginia hospital as the result of a non-fatal shooting in Pike County from last week while the shooter is now in jail on charges of assault and robbery.

Pike County Sheriff James E. Nelson reports that on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:22 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 7917 Pine Lake Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival deputies found a male victim at the rear of the campground with a gunshot wound to the face. The victim was identified as Edwin Wayne Acord, 50, of Pine Lake Road. Witnesses stated that a male had shot Acord and then fled the campground in a red Ford pickup truck that was later determined to belong to Mr. Acord.

Mr. Acord was able to identify the shooter as Terry Charles Beekman, 48, with a last known address of Spunk Run Road in Piketon. Acord was then transported by Medflight to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in West Virginia.

The hunt for Mr. Beekman went into the early morning hours with a report coming from the Ross County Sheriff’s Office that Acord’s pickup truck had been located in Frankfort. Then on Wednesday morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. Mr. Beekman was located and taken into custody by Ross County Sheriff’s Deputies. He was later picked up by a Pike County Deputy and transported back to Pike County where he was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery.

Mr. Beekman was lodged in the Butler County Jail and will be arraigned in Pike County Court. The case will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury. Mr. Acord remains in critical condition at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.


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