You just can't make this shit up. The eye keeps getting blacker » Editorials » The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia March 1, 2012 The eye keeps getting blacker The Register-Herald The hits just keep on rolling in Lincoln County as federal and state officials continue their probe into election shenanigans. The latest news came Wednesday when it was reported that an FBI agent and an investigator from the West Virginia Secretary of States office were threatened on Tuesday by 61-year-old Jerry Metheny of Midkiff while they were questioning him as part of their investigation. Metheny reportedly didnt like what one of the investigators said, pulled a handgun on the duo and threatened to kill one of them. He has been arrested and charged with assaulting a federal officer with a deadly weapon. Someone needs to nominate Metheny for a Nobel Peace Prize. It takes some gall to brandish a firearm in the presence of investigators, let alone an FBI agent. Unfortunately, it speaks to the way far too many in Lincoln County have been thinking and acting. Lets digress. The current sheriff and county clerk have agreed to plead guilty to stuffing the ballot box during the 2010 Democratic primary with fraudulent absentee ballots. A few years before that others were found guilty of election tampering.