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Search For Man in Mason County after Shots Fired

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

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Mason County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police are trying to track down a man who fired a shot when deputies responded to a call overnight.

Captain Charlie Stearns with the Mason County Sheriff's Office tells that deputies responded to a home on Jolly Road, off Ashton Upland Road about 3 a.m.

Someone called 911 and reported that Jonathan Jeffers, 30, had a gun and was threatening to hurt himself and others, and burn some vehicles.

When crews got on scene, they say Jeffers fired a shot and then took off into the woods.

State Police were called in to help search for Jeffers.

Stearns tells that Tuesday morning, they got a tip that Jeffers was scene in another area of Mason County. He says when they arrived at the house, Jeffers bolted into the woods. State Police and the aviation unit were called in to assist in the search.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Jeffers was still on the run.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office is filing charges against Jeffers.

Police say if anyone sees him they should call 911.

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