From Virginia State Police: FLOYD, Va. – A Floyd County Sheriff’s Investigator has been released from the hospital Sunday after being shot by a Floyd County resident during a domestic incident Saturday evening (Sept. 24). Investigator R. Stanley was being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Ridgeview Road in Floyd County.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they encountered David J. Annarelli, 41, of Floyd County, armed with a shotgun and standing on the rear porch of the residence. As the deputies made repeated demands for Annarelli to drop the shotgun, Investigator Stanley arrived at the scene. Annarelli aimed at the sheriff’s investigator and shot at him multiple times. Investigator Stanley returned fire.
Investigator Stanley was off-duty at the time of the incident, but had responded to provide back-up to the other deputies. No other Floyd County Sheriff’s Office personnel fired their weapons during the course of the incident.
Annarelli was not injured and was taken into custody by other deputies at the scene without further incident. He is now being held at the New River Regional Jail on one felony count of Assault Law Enforcement/Malicious Wounding and one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
At the request of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office responded to the crime scene to investigate the incident.