Amy Ford claims she shot the woman in self-defense
Amy Ford, a West Virginia nurse who spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention, was arrested on Saturday after shooting a woman in the stomach in her hometown.
Ford, 39, who was identified as Amy Thorn in the court filing, was charged with malicious or unlawful assault after shooting a woman in her abdomen in Williamson, West Virginia. The victim has been identified by WSAZ -TV as Jonda Whitt.
Ford also goes by Amy Johnson, the local news outlet reports.
While details of the incident remain unknown, Mingo County Police Chief Grady Dotson stated that Ford claims she acted in self-defense, according to WCHS-TV. Whitt is being treated at a local hospital and her injuries are not life-threatening.
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