(06/14/2005)
A Calhoun man who pulled a weapon in the Wood County State Police barracks on June 5th will undergo mental evaluation.

Bucky Dale Arthur, 49, of Annamoriah was supposed to have a preliminary hearing at Wood County Magistrate Court yesterday afternoon.

It was postponed.

Papers have been filed to have Arthur undergo psychological testing.

Arthur walked into the West Virginia State Police Detachment on Route 47 with two loaded pistols and 100 rounds of ammo on a belt and attempted to shoot officers when they asked him to put his hands on the wall.

Officers said they tackled Arthur before any shots were fired.

Following the incident they found 11 other hand guns and 2,300 rounds of ammo in his car.

Arthur is well-known to Calhoun and Wirt county residents, has been described as "eccentric" and sometimes displaying "some strange behavior," but not causing a real problem.

He has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment and is currently held in North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.

See earlier Hur Herald stories.


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