A person killed a girl Wednesday morning exterior the Craig-Botetourt Electrical Cooperative in New Fortress and later sped away from authorities earlier than fatally taking pictures himself, state police stated.
James E. Bayne, 52, of Covington opened hearth exterior cooperative headquarters at 8:09 a.m. Craig County sheriff’s deputies discovered Ashley N. Bayne, 31, of Covington lifeless on a sidewalk exterior the constructing, state police stated in a information launch.
James Bayne drove off in a black Dodge Charger, which was noticed about 30 minutes afterward U.S. 220 in Botetourt County by a sheriff’s deputy who tried to cease it. Bayne reached a velocity of 110 mph, based on state police. The automobile lastly stopped close to Valley Street (State Route 779) at Daleville. When deputies approached, they discovered Bayne with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, based on state police.
He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, the place he died from his accidents. Police recovered a handgun from the automobile.
State police stated Ashley Bayne and James Bayne “had a home relationship, however weren’t married nor had been they associated.”
The utility firm stated in a Fb submit that Ashley Bayne was a employees accountant, and that James Bayne was not an worker of Craig-Botetourt Electrical.
“Please hold Ashley’s household and our co-op household in your ideas and prayers in the course of the tough days forward, and God Bless our CBEC household,” the submit reads.
The workplace will likely be closed till Dec. 26.
It was the primary murder in Craig County since 2008, based on state police crime reviews.
Craig County colleges had been on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday morning whereas the incident was investigated.