UPDATE: Deputy Involved Shooting in Mason County, Man to be Charged

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 5/21/14 @ 3:55 p.m.
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia State Police have released the name of the man who was shot by a Mason County Sheriff's Deputy Friday.

Sgt. K.S. Dickson tells WSAZ.com that Jesse James McDerment, 36, of Ashton, West Virginia, will be charged with obstructing and assault on a police officer.

Sgt. Dickson says Mason County 911 received a call about a suspicious person at the Robert C. Byrd Locks & Dam in Gallipolis Ferry Friday evening.

The callers said the man was running out in traffic on Route 2.

Sgt. Dickson said one deputy responded to the scene, then after another call, two more deputies responded.

Sgt. Dickson tells WSAZ.com that McDerment was in his truck when deputies arrived. A deputy approached the truck and was talking to McDerment through the window.

During that conversation, Sgt. Dickson says that McDerment told the deputy that he had a gun in the truck.

At that time, deputies fell back and talked to McDerment over the PA system for about 20 minutes, according to Sgt. Dickson.

Deputies said that McDerment reached under his seat, into his glove box and in the back seat before laying down in the truck. They said once he sat up, the door opened and McDerment got out of the truck with a weapon in his hand.

Sgt. Dickson says McDerment walked toward one of the deputies and that's when the deputy shot him in the leg.

He has undergone surgery and is currently in the hospital. Sgt. Dickson says McDerment is expected to be in the hospital for an extended period of time. His injury is not life threatening.

Sgt. Dickson says that McDerment was armed with a pair of dark gray brass knuckles.

The names of the deputies who were on scene at the time of the incident have not been released.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/16/14 @ 9:20 p.m.
MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was shot in the leg during a deputy-involved shooting Friday evening in the Gallipolis Ferry area, West Virginia State Police say.

Troopers say the man refused to get out of his car. When he finally did, they say he pulled out some sort of a weapon. That's when the man was shot by a Mason County Sheriff's Deputy.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. Friday along W.Va. 2.

The man was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington with non-life-threatening injuries.

His name has not been released.

West Virginia State Police are handling the investigation.

The Mason County Sheriff said an agency protocol will be followed, but he did not elaborate about that would involve. He confirmed one of his deputies was involved in the shooting.

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