Man Arrested in Fayette County for Absconding from Kanawha County Home Confinement

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A man who was wanted for absconding from home confinement in Kanawha County has been arrested in Fayette County following a brief chase.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley says that on Sunday evening,  deputies were dispatched to a home in the Deepwater area for a possible wanted person from Kanawha County.

The caller told dispatchers that the man was at her home, was refusing to leave, was wanted from Kanawha County, was possibly armed with a knife, and would most likely flee at the sight of law enforcement.  

When deputies arrived they saw the man on the front porch smoking a cigarette. He then ran into the home and locked himself inside after refusing commands to stop.

Deputies entered the home where they found the suspect hiding in a child's room, at which point he was then taken into custody.  

James Clifford Rogers, 37, of Belle, WV was arrested on the pending Kanawha County Capias for absconding from their Home Confinement program. Rogers was on home confinement due to a 1st Degree Armed Robbery arrest.  He is now also facing Fayette County charges for Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer as well as Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer.

Rogers was transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.  

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, through their Facebook page, or call Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

The on scene Deputies were assisted by officers with the Montgomery Police Department.  

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