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Woman charged in Russell County shooting

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 30 2012 04:29:17 AM CST
Ethel Seretta Cole

Abingdon Regional Jail

SWORDS CREKK, Va. -

Russell County authorities arrested a suspect in a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital.

Major Bill Watson says they arrested Ethel Seretta Cole and charged her with unlawful shooting of a person and for firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling. Both of those charges are felonies.

Authorities say it started with a dispute between Cole and her husband at their home on Miller Creek Road in the Swords Creek community.

They believe Cole grabbed a .38 caliber and fired two shots towards a wall. The victim was in another room when the bullet hit her in the neck.

Investigators believe the victim's six-year-old child was there when it happened. The victim was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center.