CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va — Following reports of an armed man making threats a local pub, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) arrested Lowell Edward Young August 20.
Deputy Barry Mynes and Corporal T.R. Brumfield, with the LCSD, report they responded to the dispatch for an intoxicated male with a firearm making threats at Lori’s Pub and Tobacco Store.
Mynes reports he made contact with Young after arriving at the scene where he noted Young appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
After conducting a Terry Frisk on Young for officer safety, Mynes reports he was able to located a small bag containing a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana.
Mynes, however, notes he was unable to locate the firearm which the suspect was alleged to have possessed.
Statements from two witnesses were obtained which reportedly alleged Young had come to Lori’s Pub and stated be had stolen a gun from Big Eagle Gun and Pawn at Chapmanville.
The witnesses reportedly stated Young explained he had stolen the gun with intentions of killing his girlfriend.
While speaking with Young, Mynes reports he admitted to stealing a .45 caliber Sig Sauer handgun and hiding it underneath the porch of a nearby home.
Brumfield was reportedly able to find the weapon in the spot in which Young explained it was hidden.
Young allegedly stated to law enforcement he had taken half of a suboxone before arrive at Lori’s Pub.
Young is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, petit larceny and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
Bail was set to $10,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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