Wednesday’s amazing tale of a Nancy shooting victim driving himself to get help has taken another turn, as the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest in the case.

Wilbur W. Schoo, 76, was taken into custody at his motel room at the Sanders Motel in Burnside Thursday night without incident.

Schoo was arrested for shooting 52-year-old Ben Jennings on March 15. Jennings had reportedly told store owner Adam Davis that he was leaving his home on Cabin View Drive to drive into town at around 8:30 a.m. that day when he pulled up beside a motorist parked on a small lane near his house to see if he could be of assistance. The man told Jennings his car was stalled, but declined any help before shooting Jennings as he drove away, firing one shot that struck Jennings in the face.

Jennings drove himself to Nancy Supply Company where he told Davis of what had allegedly happened to him. Sheriff’s units were contacted and Jennings was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after being treated by Somerset Fire/EMS. He was released from the University of Kentucky hospital Wednesday evening after being transferred for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division developed information on Thursday morning that pointed in the direction of Schoo, who was located and interviewed yesterday and subsequently confessed to his involvement in the incident.

A motive has been established, according the Sheriff’s reports, but is being withheld pending further investigation.

“This is not a random shooting,” said Sheriff Todd Wood. “This incident was directed at Mr. Jennings and no one else was in any danger from this suspect.”

Schoo was charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Department.

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