Yadkinville man tried killing wife, deputies say

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Brian Allgood (Mugshot courtesy: Yadkin County Sheriff's Office)

YADKINVILLE, N.C. — A Yadkinville man was charged last week after deputies said he tried to kill his wife and then shot himself. 

According to a news release from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Valorie Allgood was found shot in the back of the head after deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 1115 Styers Mill Road on May 21. 

The victim’s husband, Brian Leonard Allgood, was found in his blue Subaru station wagon about one mile south on Styers Mill Road.  The vehicle had been wrecked and the suspect had also shot himself in the head, deputies said. 

Both the suspect and victim survived being shot and are recovering from their wounds, deputies said. 

Brian Allgood was charged Thursday, June 14 with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm. 

The suspect is currently being held without bond.  He is in the custody of the N.C. Department of Correction Safe Keeping due to his injuries, deputies said. 

A domestic 50b restraining order had been placed against the suspect prior to the shooting.  The suspect was also facing a pending charge of assault on a female for a previous attack on his wife, deputies said.