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Roanoke man charged in Vinton shooting

Roanoke man charged in Vinton shooting

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A Roanoke man has been charged with firing a shot into the back window of an occupied truck in October, according to the Vinton Police Department.

Stephen Matthew Overstreet, 24, is charged in Roanoke County with attempted malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, displaying a firearm in a felony and having a gun after a prior felony conviction, court records show.

Stephen Matthew Overstreet

Overstreet

Overstreet was arrested a few days after the Oct. 11 altercation. Authorities said the incident — which occurred at 10 a.m. on a Sunday — started in Roanoke and involved a Toyota Prius pursuing a Dodge truck. The chase then carried over into Vinton.

Overstreet is accused of firing a gun from the Toyota and then fleeing. The Dodge was damaged, but its driver, the truck’s only occupant, was reportedly not injured. The two parties were strangers, police said Friday.

Responding officers met the truck’s driver outside the police station. Overstreet was arrested four days later, according to court records. Authorities said a gun was seized in the investigation.

Overstreet’s case has been set for a Dec. 17 preliminary hearing. He was listed as being held in jail without bond Friday.

In 2017, Overstreet was convicted in Roanoke on felony drug and gun possession charges and was given two years in prison, plus another eight years in suspended time and two years of probation.

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