Arrest made in Ottawa, W.Va. shooting

Staff Report


OTTAWA, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Dec. 9 at approximately 12:09 p.m. Cpl. J. L. Mathis Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) received a call of domestic disturbance in the Sharples are of Logan County.

The Logan 911 dispatcher advised that a female had appeared at residence in that area and that the caller stated that the female had come to her porch muddy and said that her boyfriend had drug her and had a knife. Both Cpl. Mathis and Sgt. M. C. Sutherland responded towards the scene.

The female stated that she had no idea where the shooting had taken place and she appeared under the influence. She stated that her boyfriend, who was found to be Tyler Wooten, was the one that shot Dwayne Carter. Sgt. Sutherland and Captain D. E. Brown proceeded to the Little General Station and found the shooting victim, Dwayne Carter, age 21 of Madison, which at that Mr. Carter failed to comply with the officers’ investigation. Carter was taken from the store was transported to CAMC General for medical treatment, according to the LCSD press release.

The officers then received additional information from 911 that shots had been fired and a chase had ensued between the two involved. As additional information was being received through 911 officers were then advised that a gunshot victim was at the Little General Station at Ottawa, W.Va. and additional officers were dispatched to that location, the LCSD stated.

Deputies stated that upon speaking to the female, who was reportedly very emotional, she stated to the officers she had been beaten up by Dwayne Carter and stated that she had been raped by him earlier that morning.

Officers continued to look for the Wooten throughout the day and followed up on leads on the whereabouts of his location. Around 11:12 pm, Logan 911 received a call stating that Mr. Wooten has been seen in the area of Kelly and that a family member had picked him up and transported him back to Ottawa to their residence.

Officers from the Logan and Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) traveled to the residence in Ottawa and located Mr. Wooten at that residence.

Tyler (Wooten) did tell officers that he had been involved in a shooting earlier that day and that he did admit to shooting Dwayne Carter on a dirt road adjacent to State Rt. 17 on Blair Mountain Highway. Officers stated that it appears that all parties involved may have been under the influence of an illegal substance during the time of the incident, according to the statement issued by the LCSD.

Tyler Wooten, age 19 of Ottawa, was charged with Malicious Wounding. Dwayne Carter is still receiving medical treatment and is in stable condition at this time. Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter states that this investigation is ongoing.

(Information for this story came from a press release issued by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.)


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