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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:30 am

Thomas Marhx, 42, is also charged with five other offenses, including discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling, use or display of a firearm in the commission of felony, attempted felonious assalt, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and unlawful use of a telephone.

Augusta County Sheriff's investigator Paul McCormick said the Thursday incident that led to the charges was a domestic one. Marhx was involved in a confrontation with his mother in the family's Craigsville residence when his brother tried to intervene.

Marhx is charged with firing a single-shot, older model shotgun at his brother. The brother was not hit. A second shot hit the ceiling of the home.

After Marhx was taken into custody by the Sheriff's Office, he told them he had activated a device in the home.

McCormick said the residence on Madison Street in Craigsville had to be evacuated and searched by Virginia State Police special agents.

No bomb was found.

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