The Parkersburg Police Department arrested a Big Springs, Calhoun man New Years Eve following a report of "a disorderly man possibly trying to set his truck on fire," according to Sgt. Gregg Collins.|
Depue made contact with Gary Paul Ferrell, 54 (pictured left) noting him to be
in acting frantically. Ferrell told Officer Depue he was
having a heart attack with an ambulance immediately being
summoned to the scene.
Ferrell allegedly became aggressive
with paramedics and began to shout profanities at both
medical personnel and officers, jumping out of the ambulance
and attempting to leave the scene. according to the report.
Officer Depue advised
Ferrell he was under arrest for disorderly conduct, with
Ferrell allegedly refusing to submit to handcuffing and
attempting to pull away.
The officer forcibly handcuffed
Ferrell and he was transported to headquarters for
The report said while at headquarters, Ferrell allegedly
continued to scream profanities at officers and refused to
Ferrell was transported to CCMC for
medical clearance then placed in the Wood County Holding
Center to await further processing attempts and arraignment.
Ferrell has been charged with disorderly conduct and
obstructing an officer at this point.
The Parkersburg Police Department responded to 162 call over New Years.