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Police blotter: Man arrested in connection with bottle bomb

October 7, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed at the Cabell County Magistrate Court:

WANTON ENDANGERMENT: One person was arrested in connection with a Sept. 29 incident in which a homemade drain cleaner bottle bomb went off on Lee Street in Barboursville.

Tyler Chase McCallister, 27, is charged with wanton endangerment - explosive device. According to the criminal complaint, the suspect made a “works bomb” by mixing drain cleaner and aluminum foil in a plastic beverage bottle, then threw it on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Lee Street. The bottle exploded 12 hours later.

The complaint states McCallister will face no less than two years in a correctional facility and/or a maximum fine of $10,000 if convicted.

The Herald-Dispatch previously reported McCallister had been arrested on felony nighttime burglary charges in 2015.

SEXUAL ASSAULT: A man was arrested around midnight Friday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her apartment complex in the 2800 block of 3rd Avenue.

Christopher Shaun Roberts, 30, was booked at Western Regional Jail at 2 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with sexual assault in the second degree. Bond was not set.

According to the complaint, the female victim saw the suspect come out of the maintenance room of her apartment complex with his pants around his ankles, masturbating. The suspect allegedly grabbed the back of the victim’s jacket when she attempted to run away. The victim told police the suspect told her “You’re going to take it.” The victim was able to get away and get her husband’s attention. The suspect then fled the area after being approached by the husband.

Officers located the suspect hiding in the 2900 block of 1st Avenue at the St. Mary’s School of Nursing parking lot.

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 19 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Possession with intent/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, 2:03 a.m. Friday, 2300 block of 9th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 8 a.m. Thursday, 2600 block of 4th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, 100 block of Honeysuckle Lane.

Trespassing, 7:55 p.m. Thursday, 3000 block of Hughes Street.

Warrant service/execution, battery, 8 p.m. Thursday, 1200 block of 6th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, warrant service/execution, 6:01 p.m. Thursday, 400 block of 8th Avenue.

Disorderly conduct, 5:56 p.m. Thursday, 900 block of 11th Avenue.

Grand larceny, 11 a.m. Thursday, 200 block of Oakland Avenue.

Petit larceny, receiving or transferring stolen goods - misdemeanor, 12:20 p.m. Thursday, 19th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Harassing/threatening phone calls, 11:58 a.m. April 4, 2017, 1400 block of U.S. 60.

Found property, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 600 block of 10th Street.

Criminal invasion of privacy, 10:51 a.m. Thursday, 600 block of John Marshall Drive.

Petit larceny, noon Aug. 1, 500 block of Wilson Place.

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, 8 a.m. Thursday, 500 block of Richmond Street.

Leaving the scene - property damage, 20 a.m. Thursday 76th avenue and 21st Street.

Robbery - first degree, 3:48 a.m. Thursday, 1300 block of 4th Avenue.

Fugitive from justice, 2;24 a.m. Thursday, 800 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Paraphernalia, 2:07 a.m. Thursday, 7th Street and 6th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, midnight Thursday 1300 block of 15th Street.

BARBOURSVILLE - The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Roger Lee Gravely Sr., 54, was jailed at 2:40 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $100,000.

Follow reporter Megan Osborne on Twitter and Facebook @megosborneHD.

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