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Floyd County man charged in shooting of Letcher native; suspect’s son is being sought

A former Letcher County man was shot in the face Saturday at Apple Tree Branch, but apparently survived the shooting. A Floyd County man has been charged, and another man is still being sought.

According to a citation filed in the case, Harold Bolen, 63, of Frozen Fork Road, Bevinsville, is charged under the statute for murder, however his bond lists the charge as attempted murder. Kentucky State Police M. Trooper Jody Sims said the victim survived, and the discrepancy on the charge is due to the way the state law is written. Bolen’s son, Orland Bolen, has not been located.

The incident occurred at James Pigman’s residence on Apple Tree Branch at Deane. According to police, the Bolens got into a fight with Johnathan Pigman and James Pigman at the Pigman home, and then left the area. They went back to their home in Floyd County, got a gun, and then returned to the Pigman home, police said.

Police said the two found Johnathan Pigman there and shot him in the face. They allegedly fled the scene again after the shooting.

The elder Bolen was arrested at 8:39 p.m. at his home. His son was not located.

Johnathan Pigman’s Facebook page says he attended Fleming-Neon High School, but now lives in Omak, Washington. It was not clear where he was taken, or his condition now, though police said he was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital.

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