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Man jailed for firing gun at a strip club

August 1, 2018

BARBOURSVILLE — A Huntington man was jailed over the weekend after he was asked to leave a Barboursville gentlemen’s club when security found him to be in possession of a firearm before he allegedly started to fire the weapon.

James Waylon Molinaro, 42, was jailed at 4 a.m. Sunday. The Barboursville Police Department charged him with three counts of wanton endangerment.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court Sunday, Molinaro was asked to leave a gentlemen’s club after security noticed he had a revolver. The security escorted him to pay his tab and then outside without incident.

However, security said once in the parking lot Molinaro pulled out the firearm and began shooting in the direction of the entrance to the club, where a security guard was standing.

The defendant and another man got into a silver vehicle and fled the area in the direction of a nearby gas station.

Once officers arrived and questioned witnesses, the men allegedly pulled back into the parking lot, at which point both men were detained.

The firearm was found in the passenger side front floorboard of the vehicle, where Molinaro was sitting, and four spent casings were found inside the cylinder.

Molinaro has since bonded out of jail.

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