Shooting under investigation in Franklin Co.

June 05, 2011|WDBJ Web Staff

Franklin Co., Va — Update: 10:05 a.m. -

The 911 call came in at 4:51 a.m. to a residence at 135 Dorothy Ln. in the Henry section of Franklin Co.

Once deputies arrived on the scene, deputies found Tonya Lineberry, 29, with a gunshot wound to each leg.  She is currently at Roanoke Memorial Hospital undergoing surgery.

30 year old Matthew F. Coggins was arrested at the scene. 

He's been charged with assaulting law enforcement by threat, public intoxication, and resisting arrest.  Additional charges are pending.  He is currently in jail without bond.


Lt. McGuire says Lineberry was the live-in girlfriend of Coggins.


An early morning shooting in Franklin Co. is under investigation.

It happened around 5:00 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities won't say where in the county the shooting occurred, but Lt. Stephen McGuire with the Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept. tells News 7 a woman was shot in the leg area, but is expected to be okay.

A male suspect was arrested at the scene.

Check back for more updates, and tune in to News 7 at 6 and 11.

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