KINGWOOD — Charges have been dropped against a Newburg man originally charged with wanton endangerment.

On May 17, Preston County Prosecuting Attorney Melvin C. Snyder III asked for the dismissal of the March indictment against Kevin Monroe Miller, 58. Preston Judge Lawrance Miller Jr. granted the motion and released Miller from bond.

He was charged after an incident in October at his home. Police said his son, Kevin Monroe Miller II, shot his father in the back, and that the son was treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

Statements by witnesses did not show that Miller acted intentionally, wantonly and with intent to harm someone, the prosecutor said.

The case against Kevin Miller II will proceed.