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One dead another behind bars in McDowell County shooting

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According to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office at approximately 5:45 pm Friday night they responded to a 911 call in the Lick branch area of Ieager.

They found Jessie Lee Owens, a 25 year old from the Ieager area who appeared to have died from a gunshot wound to the head. The deputies then arrested Dwight Key II in connection to the shooting. Dwight Key II, 37, a white male also from the Ieager area.

Dwight Key II is being charged with 1st Degree Murder. Dwight Key II was arraigned by Magistrate Daniel Mitchell and no bond is being set at this time. Dwight Key II was remained to the McDowell County Holding Unit awaiting transport to the South Western Regional Jail. The cause of the shooting is still being investigated at this time.