FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A traffic stop leads to a wanted person’s arrest in Fayette County.
Sheriff Mike Fridley says, in the early morning hours Saturday, July 18, 2020, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy was on routine patrol on Court Street, Fayetteville, when the deputy made a traffic stop for traffic violations. A check of the registration revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen in Georgia.
The deputy then made contact with the driver, who was identified as Jonathan Reed Campen, 41, of Midway, Georgia. While talking to Campen, the deputy observed a shotgun in the front seat of the vehicle. Campen was asked to exit the car, which he refused and then became combative with the deputy. While trying to remove Campen from the car, a passerby observed the scene and stopped to assist the deputy, taking Campen into custody.
Campen was charged with the felony offenses of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Obstructing an Officer, Battery on an Officer, as well as being a Fugitive of Justice from the state of Texas.
“The passerby, identified as Calvin Endicott, Volunteer Fireman with the Fayetteville Fire Department, kept my deputy from sustaining any injury, or worse. I can’t thank him enough for being brave and stepping in to help with this incident. This allows my deputy to go home safe to his family,” stated Sheriff Fridley.