BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Morgan County man is under arrest after discharging a firearm near a home and obstruction after a standoff with police Tuesday night.
Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer says deputies responded to a mobile home on Virgil Lane at approximately 8 pm last night to serve a court ordered protection order.
Sheriff Bohrer says his deputies had been at the home previously in the day on “domestic-related calls.”
Deputies were told the subject of the order had been outside firing weapons.
When the man, identified as Glen Crosen of Virgil Lane would not respond, additional law enforcement was called in, including the sheriff.
Sheriff Bohrer said he tried different methods to “establish a dialogue” with the man, but Crosen did not respond. Family members told police he was inside and not coming out.
Bohrer called for assistance from the Berkeley County Sheriff Special Response Team.
Three hours after officers arrived, Crosen agreed to come out and surrender to police. He was taken into custody without incident at approximately 11pm. There were no injuries.
Four weapons and ammunition were removed from home.
Crosen was incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail on charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and obstructing officers in the performance of their duties.
Deputy Diehl and Trp. Padilla were the initial officers from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.