A 21-year-old Newport News man has been charged in the double shooting
in Mathews County on Ridgefield Road on May 4th.
According to the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office 21 year-old Chad
Whitmore of Newport News, has been charged with murder in the shooting
death of 61 year-old Steven Allen Eary of Mathews.
Deputies and medics responded to a report of gunshots fired about 9:30 p.m.
that night and found Eary with a gunshot wound and a female victim with a
Eary was pronounced dead at the scene. The female victim, who has not be
identified, was treated and released for a wound to the shoulder.
Whitmore was arrested on Tuesday and taken to the Middle Peninsula
Regional Security Center and is being held without bond.