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Man Arrested on Firearm Charge

By Staff | Dec 31, 2014

John William Schumacher, 53, of 296 North Street, Route 2, Lot 59-W, New Martinsville was taken into custody Sunday night and charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm after allegedly pointing a loaded 16 gauge shotgun at two other individuals.

Detective Donnie Harris of the New Martinsville Police Department, who filed the magistrate report in the matter, stated that NMPD along with Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office both responded to the call. Harris stated that law enforcement was able to disarm Schumacher, who was taken into custody without incident.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for Jan. 8, 1:30 p.m. Schumacher is currently incarcerated at Northern Regional Jail with bond set at $10,000.