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    BREAKING: Possible Shooting in Mercer County

    BREAKING: Possible Shooting in Mercer County

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    Emergency dispatchers confirmed there was a 911 call at 9:46 a.m. on Thursday of a possible gun shot in the Montcalm area of Mercer County.Dispatchers said the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene along with the Bluefield Rescue Squad. One person has been transported to Princeton Community Hospital.Stay with 59News and wvnstv.com for updates on this developing story.

Four men are headed to prison for violating the terms of their supervised release or probation, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld reports.

Revocations ordered in Wheeling in June by U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp include:

*James Timothy Snyder III, 31, of Steubenville, Ohio, sentenced to 24 months in prison for a new felony conviction of reckless fleeing in a vehicle, failure to submit monthly supervision reports, failure to notify probation office with change of address and failure to report an arrest to the probation office within 72 hours.

Snyder originally was sentenced in 2007 to 54 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected location. In August 2008, Snyder’s sentence was reduced to 44 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines.

*Shawn Henderson, 46, of Wheeling, West Virginia, sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession and use of cocaine; traveling out of the district without the permission of his probation officer; and associating with known felons. Henderson was originally sentenced in 2010 to 43 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location

*Emanuel Banks, 40, of Columbus, Ohio, sentenced to 14 months in prison, to run consecutively to the 140-month sentence he received in April 2014 for the distribution of cocaine base nearly a year earlier. Banks was originally sentenced in 1994 to 57 months in prison plus six years of supervised release for the distribution of cocaine base. His sentence was reduced to 47 months in prison in 2008 pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines.

*Ian Welshans, 32, of Wheeling, sentenced to 30 days in prison and 18 months of supervised release for excessive use of alcohol; failure to report for drug testing; and failure to register as a sex offender. Welshans was originally sentenced in March 2012 to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attempting to transfer obscenity to a minor.

The defendants were remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals, except for Welshans and Bennett, who self-reported.

The United States was represented at the revocation hearings in Wheeling and Clarksburg by Ihlenfeld and Assistant U.S. Attorneys John C. Parr, Randolph J. Bernard, Shawn A. Morgan, Zelda E. Wesley and Andrew R. Cogar.