Fayette County man arrested on domestic charges, strikes car with an axe

West Virginia

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS)– A Fayetteville man is in jail on numerous charges stemming from a domestic incident.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley said at 12:30 p.m.on Sunday, March 29, 2020, Deputies responded to a call on Kaymoor Road in the Fayetteville area regarding a disturbance.

Deputies say they were advised that the male suspect, later identified as Michael Taylor, was outside the home striking a vehicle with an axe. He was apprehended after running into the woods. Deputies also found a gun close to where they located him.

Taylor was arrested for Domestic Assault, Domestic Battery, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, and Destruction of Property. After Taylor was arrested, deputies say they learned he is a convicted felon and that the serial number of the recovered firearm had been filed off.

Taylor is being held at Southern Regional Jail and may face extra charges.

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