HARPERS FERRY – Both men injured last week in an altercation at Harpers Ferry Campsites had previous arrest records.
James Roy Tingley, 29, has been arrested eight times since 2000, resulting in 23 separate charges, including five for malicious wounding, two for battery, one for domestic battery, and one for leaving the scene of an accident, according to court records.
When a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy and State Police arrived to the scene of the incident at about 10:48 p.m., April 5, they found that James Roy Tingley, 29, had been stabbed in the back. The man he had been fighting with, Clint Hendricks, 30, had gunshot wounds.
Tingley was airlifted to Winchester Medical Center, Hendricks to INOVA Fairfax hospital. Officials at Winchester Medical Center had no information on Tingley’s condition as of Monday afternoon. Hendricks was in critical condition at INOVA Fairfax.
Hendricks has been arrested twice since 2006, resulting in one charge of battery, one of wanton endangerment and one of brandishing a weapon.
The two men’s girlfriends were the only witnesses to the altercation, according to the press release. They reported that the two men were “wrestling on the ground” when gunshots were heard.