Mount Jackson man faces attempted murder, other charges

Brandon Cline

A Shenandoah County grand jury has indicted a Mount Jackson man on charges of attempted murder, malicious wounding, entering a house to commit an assault and battery and grand larceny.

Brandon Michael Cline, 20, is facing the charges after evidence linked him to the shooting of Michael Cline, his father, at 1809 Dodson Road, Mount Jackson, on Feb. 16, said Lt. Chris Baker of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

“Upon arrival, we discovered that Michael Cline had sustained a gunshot wound to the face,” Baker said of the incident.

Search warrant documents state that deputies found what they believed to be a bullet hole in the window of Michael Cline’s residence. Baker declined to say what evidence linked Brandon Cline to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

According to Baker, the shots struck Michael Cline in the cheek, and he was released from the hospital several days later.

Upon discovery of evidence obtained under a search warrant, authorities arrested Brandon Cline on Feb. 23. He is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Brandon Cline is due to appear in Shenandoah County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 for a pre-trial motion.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com