WESTON, W.Va. – A Weston man has been arrested after police said he fatally shot someone in the head during Memorial Day weekend.
On Saturday, May 25, West Virginia State Police responded to a ‘shots fired’ complaint at a residence at 649 U.S. Highway 33 in Weston. Troopers said they were assisted by Lewis County Sheriff units alongside the Weston Police Department.
When law enforcement arrived on scene, a man who was later identified as Joshua Runyon was lying in the driveway with a gunshot to the head, according to the criminal complaint. Authorities also located Ronnie Glenn Simons Jr., 56, of Weston, on the scene, according to court documents.
According to troopers, Simons told authorities he shot Runyon, but didn’t know the location of the firearm. During investigation, law enforcement received information from a witness who was on scene during the incident, according to the criminal complaint. The witness told law enforcement that he was handed the firearm after the shooting.
Troopers said the witness transported the firearm by foot to the parking lot of Shriver’s Trucking, placed the firearm in a plastic bag and buried it in a sand pile on the property. While processing the sand pile, law enforcement located the plastic bag containing a .380 caliber pistol in the pile.
Runyon was pronounced dead on Sunday, May 26 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to troopers.
Simons has been charged with first degree murder, according to court documents. He’s being held at North Regional Central Jail.