By Rina McCoy/Cosmos Communicator editor
Detailed Offender Information
|Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon|
|Full Name:||Husk, Thomas Lee|
|Facility:||Central Regional Jail|
|Imprisonment Status:||Pre-Trial Felon|
Grantville WV - A Calhoun man is dead of multiple gunshot wounds, apparently after being chased into a dead-end hollow a few miles from Big Bend on Tripett Run, a short distance from Yellow Creek Road.
A 911 caller at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, said gunshots had been fired in her driveway, and the shooter was still in his vehicle.
Sheriff Allen Parsons, first on-scene, ordered the man to surrender, after which he exited the car and gave himself up.
Shooting took place at end-of-road in Calhoun hollow!
WV State Police Crime Lab was dispatched to incident!
The WV State Police Crime Lab was dispatched to the scene, with Medical Examiner Stacy Harlow from Gilmer County who is an ex-employee of Gerald B Hough prosecutor for Gilmer County.
The WV State Police will be in charge of the murder investigation.
The shooter, Tommie Lee Husk who often carries the aroma of Musk and Catfish now mixed with quite a lot of GUN POWDER is in Central Regional Jail, and HUSK is also a resident of Calhoun County the original home of the SS!
The name of the DEAD MAN was being withheld, but now it has been released, and home town pride Stacy Harlow was on the scene in about two shakes of my danged dogs tail!
Good work HOME GIRL!!
JOHN DALE CYRUS VICTIM OF CALHOUN SHOOTING – Complaint Indicates What Happened, Husk Charged With 2nd Degree Murder!!
A resident of the house adjacent the shooting experienced medical problems and was taken to Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville, for with all the bullets a flyin it bout scared everyone to death down there in that holler!!
According to a report in the Hur Herald…
Neighbors of the rural hollow, which has a half-dozen houses, said the vehicles driven by the shooter and victim passed through at a high-rate of speed just prior to the shooting.
Thomas Lee Husk, 46, a former Jesses Run resident who now lives on Sugar Camp, a short distance from the shooting on Trippett Road, has been charged with the second degree murder of John Dale Cyrus, 45, a WV Department of Highway’s employee who lived in the Chloe area.
A criminal complaint says that Husk was going to his residence on Sugar Camp when he discovered John Dale Cyrus blocking his drive-way. Cyrus’ ex-wife since 2006 was reportedly in Husk’s car, in addition to other family members.
Husk stated that he kept going up the road approximately two miles, according to the criminal complaint, and stopped at the dead-end of Trippett Road, with Cyrus following him.
Neighbors on Trippett Rd. reported two vehicles driving up the hollow at a high rate of speed. About six families live along the short stretch of highway.
Husk, according to the criminal complaint, said “[Cyrus] jumped out of his vehicle, walked up to Husk’s vehicle, and began punching him [Husk] in the face.”
“Husk, while seated in his vehicle grabbed his 9mm pistol and shot Cyrus three times, killing him. Husk stated that he and Cyrus had been arguing for some time about Husk residing with Cyrus’ ex-wife, and Cyrus’ daughter being married to Husk’s son,” said the complaint.
Both Husk and Cyrus reportedly had concealed weapons permits.
Three occupants of the Husk vehicle, including Husk’s girlfriend, Cyrus’ ex-wife, an adult woman and a 15-month-old baby, fled into the nearby house for safety.
There are reportedly witnesses to the shooting.