UPDATED:Armed man in Newport area found dead

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the armed man near Newport they have been searching for has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near his home.

According to the sheriff’s office, Ryan Michael Shumake, 37, of 40 Hills Bridge Road, fired shots at people this morning and then left home, leading to an hours-long search for him. No one was injured when the earlier shots were fired.

See Thursday’s edition of The Marietta Times for more.