(12/27/2019)
SHOOTS GUN AT WIFE - A St. Albans man has been charged after court records said he shot a handgun toward his wife who was distracted by her phone so he would get her attention.

Lonnie Wain Smith, 55, of St. Albans is charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm, according to a criminal complaint from Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Police responded Sunday, Dec. 22, to a home on Hudson Street after learning Smith had pulled a gun out and “shot up the living room,” the complaint said.

When police arrived, Smith was inside the home and his wife, Janice Smith, had left on foot.

Lonnie Smith was taken into custody without incident. He told police he should not have shot the gun at the table and said he did it because Janice Smith would not listen to him and he wanted to get her attention, the complaint said.

Janice Smith told police she was sitting on the couch in the living room on her phone when her husband entered the room upset. Janice Smith was looking at her phone and heard a loud noise that made her ears ring, she told police. When she looked up, she noticed her husband had shot a glass table about one foot from her.

Janice Smith said her husband then pointed the gun at his head.

Lonnie Smith is being held at South Central Regional Jail with a $5,000 cash bond. 35TH PERSON ARRESTED AT PITT AIRPORT FOR HAVING GUN - A Marion County man was stopped after trying to bring a gun into the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Transportation Security Administration officials stopped a Montana Mines man after he was caught trying to bring a 9mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber through the security checkpoint.

TSA officers saw the weapon in the man’s carry-on bag, and called the Allegheny County Police, who confiscated the firearm.

It’s the 35th weapon recovered at the checkpoint by the TSA this year, setting a record for most guns stopped in a calendar year at the Pittsburgh airport.

Dozens of WV residents have been stopped for gun carry to state airport during 2019.


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