"We know he's hard of hearing, but you've got this machine on the front porch. Surely, he can hear this."
At one point during the standoff, Evans' son tried unsuccessfully to contact him by cell phone.
"His dad never would answer the phone," Hopkins said. "We tried for 15 or 20 minutes."
The standoff began when Nicholas County sheriff's Deputy Hansford "Buddy" Stapleton went to Evans' residence in response to a 911 call from a neighbor who told police Evans had threatened him with a firearm over an unspecified dispute.
Hopkins said Evans was standing on the porch, cradling the shotgun, when Stapleton arrived. Evans went inside when the deputy directed him to surrender.
Stapleton then was shot in the leg as he crossed the yard. Later, after other officers arrived at the scene, sheriff's Sgt. Richard "Tommy" Allison, was hit in the face and shoulder with shotgun pellets.
"He was bleeding pretty badly from the face," Hopkins said about Allison. "I got my handkerchief and held it down on his face. We got him up and one of the deputies took him around and we put him in an ambulance."
Both officers were taken to a Charleston hospital.
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