WV KNIFE AND GUN CLUB - Wood Man Dead, Brother Charged, Officer Involved Shooting

A Wood County man is dead and his brother has been charged with malicious assault of a law-enforcement officer following a fight and officer-involved shooting involving a Wood County sheriff’s deputy Saturday night, court records show.

Shawn Michael Bailey, 25, of Walker, was arrested Saturday night after the incident on Stillwell Road that resulted in sheriff’s Lt. J.W. Allen being treated for serious facial injuries and bite marks on his arm at WVU Medicine Camden Clark hospital.

Sheriff Steve Stephens said Sunday that Lt. Allen had been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Bailey’s brother has not been identified by authorities, but Bailey was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court after the incident and remains in the North Central Jail on a $35,000 bond.

Information has been slow coming from authorities.

According to a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, Trooper S.D. Cook responded to Stillwell Road, between Farrow and Grant Hill roads, just before 8 p.m. Saturday to “an officer involved shooting with a Wood County deputy requesting assistance.”

When Trooper Cook arrived, he reported finding Lt. Allen “visibly shaken and emotional” and covered in blood.

Trooper Cook said Allen told him he had been assaulted by “multiple suspects” while investigating a 911 call about people in the road yelling at passersby.

The complaint said Bailey told officers that he and his brother and a woman had been using “acid” and yelling at cars driving by on Stillwell Road and that a fight broke out after Lt. Allen attempted to detain his brother.

He said that while trying to handcuff his brother, Lt. Allen used a Taser in an effort to subdue him. Bailey admitted to punching Allen in the face after his brother was hit by the Taser.

Advertisement The complaint does not say when the shooting happened.