Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge after Altercation at Music Festival

A West Virginia man was arrested Sunday evening after he attempted to discharge a firearm during the Not Fade Away Music Festival near Aldie.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Charles E. Crowley, 33, of Shanks, WV, was reportedly involved in a disorderly conduct incident prior to the shooting. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday he discharged a firearm after a physical struggle with private security officers. During the struggle, Crowley allegedly pointed the firearm at security officers and attempted to fire the weapon. The weapon was jammed and the security officers detained Crowley until deputies arrived.

There were no injuries reported and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

Crowley was taken into custody by deputies without incident and was charged with attempted second degree murder and willfully discharging firearms in public places.

He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained during the altercation with the security officers.

Crowley was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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