Press release from Louisa County, Commonwealth's Attorney Office
LOUISA, VA (WWBT) - Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett announced today that the shooting of Charles "Zeke" Sponaugle, Sr., by Louisa deputies on August 22, 2010 was justified.
The rural Central Virginia community of Louisa reached national headlines as the county mourned following a mass shooting committed by Sponaugle. Sponaugle shot six family members, killing two and firing at deputies before being killed during the exchange with law enforcement. A pitbull terrier was also killed after Sponagule ordered it to attack the deputies.