BOONE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Monday, July 18, 2022, at approximately 7:00 pm, Senior Trooper R. L. Johnson and Trooper M. R. Miller responded to a brandishing complaint, in the Gordon area of Boone County.
Upon arrival, Troopers encountered John William Tucker, 65 of Gordon, West Virginia. Mr. Tucker was armed with a rifle and brandished the weapon in the Troopers’ direction. Both Troopers discharged their firearms in response to the threat. Mr. Tucker then fled inside his residence where he remained until his surrender was successfully negotiated. Mr. Tucker was taken into custody without further incident.
Mr. Tucker was charged with two counts of Wanton Endangerment and taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
No one was injured during this incident.
This investigation remains active and ongoing.