Mercer County Sheriff

PRINCETON — Two people were facing charges of robbery and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that was reported Jan. 15 near Princeton.

Deputies were dispatched about 12:24 a.m. last Thursday to investigate reports of gunfire in the area of Kirby Addition Road and Strawberry Loop in Glenwood, according to Detective Sergeant S.A. Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 30-year-old male who had been shot twice while walking in a mobile home park located on Strawberry Loop, Sommers stated after the incident.

After an investigation, the person who was found shot, Timothy Gibbs, no age or address available, was arrested Friday in Welch by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Detective-Sergeant S.A. Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department. Gibbs, who was on federal probation, was being arraigned in McDowell County Magistrate Court.

Amy Mitchem, 20, of Bluefield has been charged with "robbery or attempted robbery" and principal in the second degree in relation to a shooting reported after midnight on Jan. 14, according a criminal complaint filed by Lt. M.T. Hatfield of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.

Gibbs is facing charges including first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree murder, six counts of wanton endangerment, and possession of a firearm by a felon, Sommers said. Gibbs had been hospitalized at Charleston Area Medical Center.


The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department or the non-emergency number for Mercer County 911 at 304-425-8911.

Detective M. T. Hatfield is the case’s lead investigator. Tips can also be emailed to Sommers at or to Detective Hatfield at

The shooting victim’s name has yet to be released.

— Contact Greg Jordan at

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