Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 21, 2012

Dispute ends in arrest, confiscated firearms

TAZEWELL, Va. — Firearms were confiscated Friday by Tazewell County deputies after a dispute resulted in the arrest of a Baptist Valley, Va., resident.

The incident began 10:15 a.m. after deputies from the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a man at a Barbarosa Lane address in Baptist Valley, Va., brandishing a firearm.

 After deputies arrived on the scene, they took Marty Hurd, 36, of Barbarosa Lane into custody on a charge of brandishing a firearm at 55-year-old David Mikolic of Thompson Valley, according to a statement issued by the sheriff’s office. A .460 Magnum handgun was confiscated from Hurd. Deputies took Hurd before a magistrate and he was released on an unsecured bond.

It was still unclear Friday what caused the confrontation between the two men, according to the press release.

Deputies were dispatched back to Barbarosa Lane at 1:39 p.m. after receiving a report of a fight. This time a large stick was the weapon, and no firearms were allegedly involved. Both parties left the scene before deputies arrived. Mikolic was halted during a traffic stop on Baptist Valley Road and taken into custody for breach of peace and resisting arrest.

While on Barbarosa Lane, deputies spoke with Hurd, who was inside his residence, according to the sheriff office statement. Hurd allegedly state: “I’m not going back to jail.”

After observing that Hurd had a shotgun, deputies were able to disarm him. He was taken into custody.

Hurd and Mikolic were being questioned Friday and were scheduled to be taken before a magistrate. Additional charges may be pending against both men based on the continuing investigation.

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