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Arrested suspect Bartram faces 8 felony charges, bond set at $1 million

CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - After a week-long search for the suspect involved in multiple shooting incidents, Jeremy Dale Bartram, the 29-year-old was arrested Tuesday night.

Around 9:30 p.m., Bartram's father called law enforcement saying that his son wanted to turn himself in, according to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle. Officers arrested Bartram without incident. He was arraigned at the Cabell County Magistrate Court later that night and his bond was set at $1 million. Sheriff Zerkle said that Bartram will be taken to the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. 

According to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County, Bartram faces eight felony charges. 

Bartram, who lives on Iroquois Trail in Barboursville, has been charged with two felony charges for attempted murder of a police officer. According to court documents, on Monday around 12:34 p.m., Bartram fired a semi-automatic pistol toward Barboursville Police Officer Bobby Minnix and Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy Jared Cremeans. The complaint states that Bartram shot at the officers while they were trying to make contact with him regarding open warrants for malicious wounding that occurred on Wednesday, June 20. After firing his weapon, the suspect fled West into a wooded area. 

Bartram is also facing three felony charges of malicious wounding. The criminal complaints allege that on June 20, Bartram maliciously shot three victims, Casey Emerick, Vicky Emerick and Karson Emerick, at their house on Williamsburg Drive in Barboursville. According to Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Sansom, the suspect fired three shots from the front yard into Casey Emerick's bedroom window, striking him in the stomach. The complaint also states that Bartram shot Vicky Emerick in the shoulder while breaking the living room window and firing from the window. Officers say Bartram also shot Karson Emerick in the chest from the front window, while he was sleeping in the living room. The round stuck in Karson's clothing, causing an injury to his chest. All three victims were taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital for their injuries. The complaint states that Bartram's ex-girlfriend lives at the house that was shot at. 

Bartram also faces three felony charges of wanton endangerment involving a firearm from the Williamsburg Drive shooting. The complaints state that he "created a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury" to six different victims. Those victims were not injured, but officers say Bartram fired multiple rounds in three different rooms where they were sleeping. 

Bartram's court hearing has been scheduled for next Tuesday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m.  


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