More charges for man in domestic with his mother

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man facing several misdemeanors from an argument last week with his mother had three more charges filed against him Friday.

Timothy Ryan Warner, 23, was arrested for wanton endangerment with a firearm, two counts, a felony and domestic battery, a misdemeanor. He had already been arrested for brandishing a deadly weapon, two counts of obstructing an officer, and destruction of property, all misdemeanors. 

Cpl. V.J. Pyles, with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State, said he had the victims write statements about what took place on Nov. 10 – as profiled in Monday’s The Record Delta – and about the days leading up to Nov. 10. Pyles said that he learned several incidents happened at the home involving Warner that were not reported to law enforcement at the time. One incident involved a firearm. On about Nov. 8 or Nov. 9, Warner and his mother and a juvenile sister became engaged in a verbal altercation at the home related to theft and drug use.

Warner allegedly made threats to kill himself with a firearm in their presence. During that incident, Warner “allegedly pointed a firearm at both victims and made threats regarding calling enforcement and that they would watch him die, if they called the police,” Pyles wrote in the criminal complaint.

This incident went unreported due to the threats made by Warner. 

Pyles located the firearm at the residence on Nov. 10 and it was discovered to be a pellet gun but all indicators that it was a fake gun were removed.

Pyles stated the victims did not know the gun was fake until the officer inspected it.

A domestic battery charge was also added for the incident on Nov. 10. Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $15,000. Warner has requested a bond reduction.

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested for several offenses after his mother refused to give him money for drugs on his birthday.

Timothy Ryan Warner, who turned 23 on the day of the alleged incident according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office, was arrested for brandishing a deadly weapon, two counts of obstructing an officer and destruction of property, all misdemeanors.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, a verbal altercation took place between Warner and his mother when she refused to give him money which was for drugs, according to investigating officer Cpl. V.J. Pyles in the criminal complaint.  Warner then allegedly cut himself with a knife, put his head through a window and jumped from the porch roof of the home onto the ground while threatening to kill himself.

Warner then entered the garage and attempted to put his boots on when he was approached by his mother, later referred to as the victim.  Warner threw his boot and struck the victim in the left leg area and allegedly slapped the victim in the face.

Pyles, with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to the residence and could hear a domestic was still occurring. The state trooper entered the front of the home and was advised that Warner was exiting the back of the house. Pyles stated he observed the victim to be covered in the blood of the defendant mostly upon her face area and that she had chewed up pills on her face. Warner allegedly grabbed the victim’s medication and took the entire bottle before spitting some of the pills in the face of the victim.

Warner saw Pyles and allegedly started yelling “kill me” as he walked towards the officer. Warner was covered in blood from a laceration to his arm and face which was said to be self-inflicted, according to the criminal complaint.

As Warner walked towards Pyles, the officer spotted a large hunting knife in his hands. Warner was ordered to drop the weapon which he did and was ordered to the ground but Warner refused.

Warner then started walking towards a wooded area behind the home while continuing to yell and scream.

After being ordered to show his hands, Warner sat on the ground with his hands under his body. Pyles and Sen. Trooper P.J. Robinette then approached Warner and a physical altercation took place. Warner was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for his injuries and remanded to Fairmont General for further treatment.

Warner was arraigned in Marion County Magistrate Court where bond was  set at $5,000 personal recognizance.

Since this story was written Friday, Warner now faces additional charges with a bond set at $15,000. Look for an update in Wednesday’s edition of The Record Delta.



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