2 detained after pursuit in Sissonville; 2 hurt in related crash

The names of two men involved in a police pursuit in Kanawha County have been released.
The names of two men involved in a police pursuit in Kanawha County have been released.(WSAZ)
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 7:21 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/27/21 @ 6:00 a.m.

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSA) - The names of the two men who were involved in a high speed chase have been released.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said 28-year-old Brandon Dewayne Shaffer and 30-year-old Scotty Lee Shaffer, both of Charleston, were arrested after the chase that led to two people being injured, including a deputy.

Kanawha County deputies said the two Shaffers were in a black Chevy Colorado truck that was stopped in the Sissonville area for a traffic violation.

The stop took a dangerous turn, escalating to a high speed chase.

Deputies said during the chase, the passenger started shooting at a cruiser, shattering the cruiser’s windshield.

Another deputy involved in the chase crashed into an oncoming car on Sissonville Drive.

The deputy had minor injuries and the other driver was taken to the hospital. Both have been released from the hospital.

Deputies said they found a gun when taking Brandon and Scotty Shaffer into custody.

Brandon Shaffer is charged with wanton endangerment as the alleged shooter.

Scotty Shaffer is charged with fleeing with reckless indifference as the alleged driver.

Both of them are in the South Central Regional Jail.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 4/26/21 @ 9:55 p.m.

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Two men have been detained late Monday night after a pursuit earlier that evening in the Sissonville area that included shots fired at a cruiser, as well as a crash that hurt two people, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators say the two men detained were the driver and passenger in the suspect vehicle.

The incident was reported around 7 p.m. and involved a crash in the 4600 block of Sissonville Drive and shots fired near North Grapevine Road. One person was taken to the hospital after the crash, but no one was hurt by gunfire.

The crash, which led to the cruiser catching on fire, involved a sheriff’s deputy.

Deputies say a firearm has been recovered, and they don’t believe there is ongoing danger to the general public.

No names have been released at this point. Several law enforcement agencies assisted during the incident.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a vehicle of interest Monday night after a pursuit led deputies through the Sissonville area of Kanawha County, resulting in a crash that hurt two people, including a deputy.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department say the pursuit started as a traffic stop involving a black Chevrolet Colorado. During the latter part of the pursuit, the passenger began firing a gun at a cruiser, shattering the windshield and ending the pursuit. The deputy was not hurt.

The incident was reported around 7 p.m.

Another deputy who crashed during the pursuit has non-life-threatening injuries, after his car caught on fire following a crash with an oncoming vehicle on Sissonville Drive. The deputy suffered minor injuries, and the other driver was taken to the hospital. That driver was alert while transported, according to sheriff’s deputies.

As a result of the accident, the 4600 block of Sissonville Drive will be closed for several hours, Metro 911 says.

Investigators say the pursuit continued along a natural gas line right-of-way near North Grapevine Road -- the area where the shots were fired. A passenger in the truck fired at the cruiser in that area. The deputy was not injured by actual gunfire.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching the area for the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

WSAZ has a crew at the scene. We will bring you more information as soon as it’s available.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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