|FIRES GUN - A man has been charged after allegedly shooting a firearm near multiple adults and children at a residence in Webster County.|
On Sept. 19, troopers with the Webster County detachment of the West Virginia State Police along with deputies with the Webster County Sheriffâs Department responded to a shots fired call at a residence on Cranberry Ridge Road in Camden on Gauley, according to a criminal complaint.
While en route, troopers learned that Colton Barnhouse, 21, of Camden on Gauley, was âdriving a motor home and shot close toâ two victims, troopers said.
When troopers arrived at the residence, they made contact with the victims who stated that Barnhouse had left the scene, but before doing so, he had driven a mobile camper onto the road and the victims told Barnhouse that he needed to âmove multiple vehicles offâ their property, according to the complaint.
The victims attempted to speak with Barnhouse, but he âbecame angry and fired a small caliber handgun.â A bullet from the shot âstruck the passenger side window, causing the glass to shatter overâ the victims, troopers said.
While receiving written statements from the victims, troopers saw âmultiple children and adultsâ standing in the residenceâs yard âin the general direction where the gun was fired,â according to the complaint.
Troopers later learned that Barnhouseâs license had been suspended and that he was driving the camper without an operatorâs permit, troopers said.
Officers found pieces of glass from the roadway and roadside where the incident took place and took pictures of them, according to the complaint.
Barnhouse has been charged with driving on a suspended license and six counts of wanton endangerment. He is being held in the Central Regional Jail.
STABBED - Officers have charged a Maine man after an early morning stabbing incident on High Street in Morgantown.
According to a press release sent out by the Morgantown Police Department, officers responded to assist EMS workers on a laceration call in the area of 327 High Street at 12:56 a.m. Thursday morning.
When officers arrived, they made contact with a male victim âwith apparent lacerations to his chest and arm,â who had received first aid from the Morgantown Parking Authority prior to EMS arrival; the victim was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, the release states.
Officers performed an initial investigation which led to the identification of Elijah Jon Older, 21, of Arundel, Maine, who was then detained by officers with assistance from the West Virginia University Police Department, officers said.
Older has been charged with malicious assault, the release states.