(10/11/2012)
RANDOLPH MAN WIELDS GUNS AFTER GUNFIRE - West Virginia State Police arrested a Beverly man for retaliating against troopers, according to a news release from state police.

Ronald E. Dutch, 59, was arrested and charged with one count of wanton endangerment and five counts of retaliation against a public officer.

911 in Elkins received calls of shots fired at a Beverly residence.

After authorities arrived at the residence, the wife of the accused, Jacqueline Dutch, advised that she had been in an argument with her husband and that he began to tear up their residence, according to a news release.

After searching the residence a man later identified as Dutch, yelled from a wooded area near the residence.

State police said Dutch refused to cooperate and continued to become increasingly agitated with the authorities' demands, stating that he had two firearms in his possession and making verbal threats, according to the release.

Dutch appeared from behind a woodpile near where the authorities were stationed, wielding a Mossberg 12 gauge shot gun in one hand and a Remington Model 7600 30-06 SPRG in the other, according to the police.

Dutch then complied with verbal commands from the authorities to drop the weapons, and was taken into custody without incident.

He is in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $50,000.

Additional charges of domestic assault are pending.

AX ROBBERY - Police arrested a Hurricane man who allegedly robbed a man after threatening him with an ax.

Wayne Allen Leadman, 32, was charged with robbery and fleeing after the incident in Huntington, according to Cabell County Magistrate Court documents.

The victim told police the suspect grabbed an ax and threatened to kill him if he didn't give him all his money.

Police saw a man fitting the description as he tried to run away, and he was arrested shortly after, according to the report.


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