The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 28, 2013

Fayette man arrested for firing gun near residence

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

— West Virginia State Police arrested a Fayette County man late Sunday night after he allegedly fired a gun in a residential area of Page.

According to official reports, Chris Spears, 47, discharged a firearm in close proximity to another person. When troopers arrived, they discovered Spears was intoxicated and had a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

The motive for the shooting was not clear, officials reported.

He was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of marijuana and taken to Southern Regional Jail.