(02/17/2019)
ELKINS MAN ARRESTED - A man threatening multiple people with a gun Friday night in Elkins is arrested, but not until after a tactical response unit had to get involved.

According to Cpl. T.C. Bennett of the Elkins Police Dept. 30 year old Stephen James Phares barricaded himself inside of a residence on the 1400 block of Talyor Ave.

Officers established a perimeter around Phares and began evacuating residents living in the area.

Officers were then able to get into the residence, but Phares was no longer inside. However, officers were later able to locate and arrest him.

Phares was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is being held on a $15,000 bond at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

AK-47 SHOWER - - A man was arrested after Hurricane Police say he fired nearly 30 rounds of an AK-47 through his living room, hitting homes nearby.

Police said just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, they received a call about shots fired on Jefferson Park in Hurricane. When they arrived, they counted seven bullet holes through a woman's home. Across the street, a they found four bullet holes in another home. Down the road, four more bullet holes were in another trailer.

Police arrested Tyler McCallister. They said McCallister was on drugs and his family said he was "having a bad trip."

Police said his family basically tried to cover for him, saying they took the gun away and held him down.

Police found 22 bullets near the home. McCallister fired all the shots through his living room, but some of the bullets went through a trailer next door and into another trailer two houses down.

McCallister was also arrested in September and accused of throwing a homemade bomb on a sidewalk in Barboursville.

Detectives said McCallister didn't intend to hurt anyone when he threw the bomb. They say he turned himself in Thursday and wrote a full confession.


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