Man Arrested in N.D. Crew Camp Shooting to Appear in Court

A Texas man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring another will appear for a bond hearing in Williams County, N.D. this afternoon, a court official confirmed to Rigzone Wednesday.

Victor Scott Lamont, 24, of Lufkin, Texas, was arrested on Aug. 4 at approximately 10:15 p.m. on one count of murder and attempted murder.

Lamont has been charged with fatally shooting Gerald Wayne Schild, 57, of Katy, Texas, at the Wanzek man camp. Schild was pronounced dead at Tioga, N.D., Medical Center.

Lamont also shot 38-year old Travis William Lomax of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Lomax was transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot, N.D. for further treatment of a gunshot wound.

Karen Boman has more than 10 years of experience covering the upstream oil and gas sector. Email Karen at


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Michael tarver | Aug. 10, 2012
Oil rig is no place for a gun, as tempers can flare just from anything stemming from hazing or argument. You would think it would be a no weapons policy in such a dangerous work environment. I know the dangers of this work and i still have applied to dozens of companies with not a call yet ,hoping the risk pays off.


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