April Marie Wright

Wright

A Front Royal woman accused of an assault that involves a murder suspect in Front Royal was granted bond and released from custody Friday.

April Marie Wright, 42, of 1470 John Marshall Highway, is charged with two felony counts of malicious wounding in the assault case. She is also charged with obstruction/resisting without force in a December 2019 incident.

According to the clerk's office at the Warren County Circuit Court, Wright was granted a $1,000 secured bond on Friday. She previously was released from custody on bond but that was revoked. The conditions of her latest bond include home electronic monitoring through a bondsman and allowances out for work, legal and medical appointments only.

According to witness testimony provided previously in the assault case, Wright, George Good, 28, of Front Royal, and another man approached three people in the parking lot of an apartment building on Cloud Street in Front Royal in November 2019. The witness said Good approached him as he was getting out of the car, and pointed a gun at him, asking, “Where’s Shane?”

The witness invited Good inside his apartment to get a duffle bag of Shane’s, the witness said. After the witness’  dog ran out of his apartment, the witness said he heard Wright ask someone “do you remember me?” as she hit a male in the head with a black stick.

The witness said he turned around and saw Good fire his gun at the man Wright hit. The witness said the man was grazed in the leg as he tried to pull the shooting victim into his apartment.

Later that evening, Front Royal Police Detective Dave Fogle responded to the apartment to investigate the matter. Fogle told the court that while he was there he found the tip of an extendable rod, a spent casing and a .22 round that was inside a wall.

In the December incident, police observed Wright sitting in a car near the corner of Cloud Street. With a warrant for her arrest, an officer attempted to remove her from the car but she resisted, pulling away, before other units arrived to assist with the arrest.

Good is facing felony charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and possessing a weapon after being convicted of a violent felony. Police later charged Good in a murder case from September 2019.

Wright is due in court on Feb. 4, when all cases that are expected to go to trial are scheduled for a hearing as the county awaits permission to hold jury trials, including Good’s.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com