Police Release More Information About Man Facing Charges in Pursuit

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) -

UPDATE:

Police have released more information about the man facing charges after a cross-county pursuit.

West Virginia State Police have identified the man as Justin Wilson, of Sissonville.

WVSP also said that Wilson had an assault weapon.

Police also say there may be another suspect.

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ORIGINAL:

Law enforcement officers have detained a suspect after he allegedly pointed a long gun at an officer and led them on a cross-county pursuit.

According to dispatchers, a man in a stolen white ford expedition pointed a long gun at an officer at around 2 p.m.

The pursuit began in Jackson County. The vehicle then led police westbound on I-64 through Kanawha County and Putnam County.

At some point in the pursuit, a Division of Highways vehicle was stolen.

The pursuit came to an end when the driver crashed on Hurricane Creek Road, about two miles outside of Hurricane, WV.

Law enforcement from the South Charleston Police Department, Charleston Police Department, West Virginia State Troopers, and Putnam County Sheriff's Department were all involved in the pursuit.

We have a crew at the scene, and we will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.


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