Wayne County News

WAYNE - An Ohio man was jailed by the West Virginia State Police in Wayne County on Saturday on warrants alleging domestic and gun violence.

Robert Anthony Haynes, 36, of Obetz, Ohio, was jailed at 10:20 p.m. Saturday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with brandishing, assault, wanton endangerment, domestic assault, domestic battery and strangulation. Bond was $20,024.

According to criminal complaints filed in Wayne County Magistrate court, officers responded to the first block of Hampton Ridge road at about 8:30 p.m. May 10 in reference to a firearms complaint.

A man and several women at the home said the defendant drove by the residents while pointing a firearm at him before yelling at him, driving about 10 feet away from the residence and firing his weapon.

One woman said she asked him to leave the home, but he refused.

A separate complaint alleges police responded at about 5:15 p.m. May 23 to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Lick Log Branch Road near Dunlow, West Virginia. A woman told police she got into an argument with Haynes when he allegedly struck her leg and choked her. The victim said she was afraid Haynes might shoot her.


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