Wanted man arrested in Fayette County

Anthony Scott Lively

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Lizemores man is facing a long list of criminal charges in Fayette County.

Sheriff Mike Fridley says, yesterday, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department received information as to the possible whereabouts of a subject who has numerous outstanding felony warrants. A Deputy spotted the subject outside of Gauley Bridge in a white Jeep. A brief chase ensued, at which time the suspect jumped in the Gauley River to avoid capture. The Deputy followed him into the river, where he was able to secure the suspect. While being processed in office, Lively attacked one of the assisting Deputies.

Anthony Scott Lively of Lizemores was charged with Fleeing with Reckless Disregard (Vehicle), Assault on Officer, and Fleeing on Foot.

Lively has outstanding warrants for a theft of a vehicle in Kanawha County from May 28th. He also has warrants for Grand Larceny – Vehicle from a May 1st incident in Charlton Heights obtained by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Lively has warrants for Grand Larceny-Vehicle, Burglary and Receiving/Transferring Stolen Property from a March 19th incident in Gauley Bridge also obtained by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. He was transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

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