Suspect Charged in Roan Mountain Shooting

Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office have filed charges against a suspect after a Tuesday night shooting in Roan Mountain.

48-year-old Reggie Allen Putman will be charged with attempted murder and especially aggravated burglary. He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital for injuries he sustained during the shooting, and he is in stable condition.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., deputies were called to a house on Cove Creek Road due to shots being fired. When they arrived, they found Putman and the homeowner, Donald Richard Singleton, with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Once the scene was secured, both men were transported to the hospital. Singleton has also received medical treatment and is in stable condition at this time.

Investigators believe that Putman broke into the home and was caught by the returning homeowner. Both Putman and Singleton exchanged gunfire and hit each other. Investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the shooting at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.