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Arrest made in alleged attack on disabled man

August 5, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by police reports filed at the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING: A Ravenswood man was arrested just before 5 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of 10th Street in Altizer after he allegedly pushed a disabled man down.

Henry Alfice Chapman, 41, was jailed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He is charged with malicious wounding, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and failure to process. Bond was not set.

According to the police report, police responded to a reported altercation in Altizer involving an intoxicated male suspect and a disabled male victim. Upon arrival, Chapman allegedly told police the disabled victim had chased him with a pipe. Police determined this to be unlikely due to the victim’s disability. The victim’s sister alleged Chapman had shoved the victim down and hit him with a chair.

Once Chapman was detained, he allegedly began to bang his head off the window of the police cruiser. He was advised to stop doing so or he would be pepper sprayed. He allegedly told officers “fine, (expletive) pepper spray me.” Officers then pepper sprayed him.

According to criminal complaints, the suspect was charged with disorderly conduct for yelling obscenities at patrons at a gas station on U.S. 60.

Chapman was pepper sprayed two more times between the arrest location and Western Regional Jail for beating his head on the window, kicking the window and kicking at officers. EMS responded to decontaminate the suspect once at the West Virginia State Police barracks and a second time at the jail.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 20 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:

Threatening communications by electronic device, 3:29 a.m. Friday, 900 block of West 9th Street.

Obscene, anonymous, harassing and threatening communications, 2 a.m. Friday, 1000 block of 9th Avenue.

Shoplifting, 7:16 p.m. Thursday, 3100 block of Route 60.

Overdose; possession of contraband, 5:40 p.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Madison Avenue.

Possession of contraband, 4 p.m. Thursday, West 16th Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Burglary; entry of dwelling or outhouse; obstructing by making false statements to officer, 6:26 p.m. Thursday, 700 block of West 2nd Street.

Possession of a controlled substance; warrant service/execution, 6:02 p.m. Thursday, 700 block of West 5th Street.

Insurance required; suspended or revoked license, miscellaneous; leaving the scene — property damage; DUI less than 0.150, 5:52 p.m. Thursday, 8th Avenue and 25th Street.

Petit larceny, 9:45 a.m. Thursday, 600 block of 22nd Street.

Fraudulent schemes, 12:26 p.m. July 28, 2000 block of 11th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 11:37 a.m. Monday, 1900 block of Underwood Avenue.

Breaking and entering auto, 10 p.m. Wednesday, 1200 block of 8th Street.

Grand larceny; burglary; entry of dwelling or outhouse, 10:10 a.m. July 23, 200 block of Norway Avenue rear.

Information report, 9:55 a.m. Thursday, 600 block of 10th Street.

Warrant service/execution; possession of a controlled substance; suspended or revoked license — DUI first and second offense; DUI second offense, 9 a.m. Thursday, Davis Street and 28th Street.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor; attempt to commit misdemeanor, 4:08 a.m. Thursday, 1900 block of Adams Avenue.

Petit larceny, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 800 block of Virginia Avenue.

Intoxicating substances; prohibited acts, 2 a.m. Thursday, 9th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Possession of contraband, 12:20 a.m. Thursday, West 10th Street and Madison Avenue.

Trespassing; possession of contraband, 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, 700 block of West 16th Street.

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

Joshua Allen Miller, 28, was jailed at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with domestic battery. Bond was not set.

Follow reporter Megan Osborne on Twitter @megosborneHD.

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