IVYDALE MAN'S GUN FAILS TO FIRE - Charged For Attempted Murder


An Ivydale man, Glen Wayne Tanner, 54, (left) is being held in Central Regional Jail, charged with conspiracy to commit attempted murder, attempted murder, wanton endangerment and other charges.

The Clay man pulled a gun on his girlfriend's male companion at a Braxton County trailer court on Rt. 19 last week.

Sheriff Howard Carpenter and Lieutenant Ron Clay learned that the gun apparently malfunctioned when he pulled the trigger.

Tanner then fled the scene, with authorities chasing the man at speeds up to 100 miles an hour across two counties. He was arrested near Cowen, Webster County.

Tanner was considered a threat because he was armed and dangerous, and authorities learned that he had spent jail time over the shooting death of his first wife.

Tanner was accompanied by an Ivydale resident, John Allen Hively.

Tanner was arraigned in Webster County Magistrate Court. He is also charged with felony fleeing, and numerous other charges with bond set at $158,000.

He is being held in Central Regional Jail waiting on a hearing.