Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Local News

September 28, 2012

Suspect in police custody after brandishing weapon

BLUEFIELD — Police in Bluefield took a man into custody shortly after noon on Thursday after responding to calls that the man was brandishing a firearm in the vicinity of the Greyhound Bus Terminal on Bland Street.

A short time after the subject brandishing the weapon was placed in custody, police responded to reports of shots fired at a residence on Woodland Drive off Glendale Avenue, also in Bluefield.

“The initial call was that the male subject had brandished the weapon on Preston and Bland Streets,”  Bluefield Police Chief J.W. “Joe” Wilson said.

“When he was on Bland Street, he brandished the weapon in the direction of an officer. The officer took the weapon from him and placed him in custody.”

Wilson said that police officers were able to back track the subject’s steps back to a residence located at 517 Woodland Drive.

Wilson said that it appeared as though the subject had “fired two shots into the door” of the residence on Woodland, and added that he “committed burglary there.”

Wilson did not release any specific information about the subject, stating that the case remains under investigation at this time.

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