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Nurse who spoke at RNC suspect in Mingo County shooting

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A Mingo County nurse who spoke at the Republican National Convention in August is a suspect in a Williamson shooting.

Authorities on Friday reported Amy Thorn allegedly shot Jonda Whitt near 841 Vinson St. on Thursday. Thorn faces a charge of malicious wounding.

Amy Thorn is also known as Amy Johnson and Amy Ford.

Thorn, a registered nurse, spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic working as a relief nurse in New York City and San Antonio.

Ford spoke at the Republican National Convention in support of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic.

Police said Whitt underwent surgery and is expected to recover.





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