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Police roundup: Man found with loaded gun at Huntington Tri-State Airport

April 9, 2019

HUNTINGTON - The following information is provided by reports from the Transportation Security Administration:

FIREARM VIOLATION: A Wayne County, West Virginia, man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the Huntington Tri-State Airport checkpoint Monday.

According to a news release from the agency, TSA officers stopped the Genoa resident with a .380 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber. TSA contacted the airport police, who came to the checkpoint, confiscated the gun, and detained the man for questioning.

The man told TSA officials that he forgot that he had his loaded gun with him.

Officials remind those planning to fly that individuals who bring weapons to a checkpoint are subject to federal civil penalties of up to $13,000. Even individuals with gun carry permits are not permitted to carry a gun on an aircraft. A typical first offense for carrying a handgun into a checkpoint is $3,900.

Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared, according to the TSA, and firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition.

The following information is provided by reports from the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department:

FALSE REPORTING: Warrants were filed Thursday for a man police believe filed a false police report claiming his vehicle was stolen after it was found in the 100 block of Morrow Road in Huntington wrecked into a tree.

Thursday night, officers were dispatched to the area of the wrecked Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle had no occupants, but blood was in the back seat and the back lift gate. A wallet was found with the suspect’s ID. The vehicle’s license plate had been bent as if someone had tried to remove it.

The ID matched the vehicles’ registration and the owner had his license revoked for DUI.

While on scene, police were informed the suspect had called 911 to report his vehicle as stolen. The suspect said he was calling from Milton but his phone pinged from Circle Drive in Huntington. A West Virginia State trooper contacted the man, who said he was at a gas station in Milton and his vehicle was stolen from his residence in Winfield. Officers were unable to locate the man at the gas station.

Officers then went to the address the 911 call pinged from and found blood located at the side door. The home owner arrived and said the suspect was her ex-boyfriend and he did not have permission to be at her home, and she gave police permission to search the residence. More blood was found inside the home, and the owner said the suspect must have a key she is unaware of.

Warrants were filed on the suspect for failure to maintain and false reporting.

SHOPLIFTING: Walmart on U.S. 60 in Huntington reported Thursday $596 worth of merchandise had been stolen by two suspects between 3:42 a.m. and 3:47 a.m. March 12. The stolen items included a 60-inch TV and two comforters.

The following information is provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 10 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Possession of a controlled substance/no operator’s license/fleeing in a vehicle, 7:55 p.m. Sunday, 30th Street and 6th Avenue.

Auto breaking and entering, 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 2400 block of 3rd Avenue.

Suspended or revoked license/defective equipment/DUI-habitual user/no seatbelt, 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Davis Street and 28th Street.

Found property, 8 p.m. March 27, Marquis Drive.

Suspended or revoked license/possession of a controlled substance, 11:50 a.m. Sunday, 800 block of 26th Street.

Stolen auto, 11 a.m. Saturday, 3100 block of 3rd Avenue Rear.

Stolen auto, noon Saturday, 6th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Destruction of property, 12:30 Sunday, 800 block of West 2nd Street.

Wanton endangerment involving a firearm/DUI greater than .150/disorderly conduct/warrant, 3:35 a.m. Sunday, 2700 block of Highlawn Avenue.

Open container/underage consumption/intoxication or drinking in public places, 1:10 a.m. Sunday, 1500 block of 6.5 Alley.

The following information is provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail:

Khali Marguise Barnes, 19, was incarcerated at 7 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with one unspecified felony warrant, two unspecified misdemeanor warrants and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

Rodney Dale Bragg, 51, was incarcerated at 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with an unspecified felony, simple possession, person prohibited from possessing a firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was not set.

Jeremiah M. Green, 29, was incarcerated at 9:15 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with receiving and transferring stolen property. Bond was not set.

Timothy Scott Haren, Jr., 31, was incarcerated at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with home confinement violation. Bond was denied.