State Police arrest Fayette County man following road rage incident

Mount Hope, WV (WOAY)- The West Virginia State Police have arrested a Fayette County man following a road rage incident. 

According to a WVSP press release, Senior Trooper S. A. Wickline responded yesterday afternoon to a shooting complaint on the 5500 block of Robert C. Byrd Drive in Mount Hope. 

Upon arrival, Wickline discovered no one involved in the incident was injured. 

The suspect, 44-year-old Michael Williams of Oak Hill, allegedly discharged a firearm into the air, fled the area, and was later discovered at an Oak Hill residence.  

Wickline determined this shooting was the result of a road rage incident. 

Authorities also discovered Williams was traveling with his one-year-old grandchild during this incident.  

Williams was charged with child neglect and wanton endangerment in Raleigh and fayette county.  

The investigation is ongoing, and Newswatch will provide further information as we learn more. 


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