The West Virginia State Police shot and killed Anthony Charles Myers early in the afternoon on October 16.
The state police received a tip about his location after he allegedly broke into multiple houses in Monroe County and armed himself with a stolen rifle.
When troopers tried to apprehend him, police say Myers aimed his rifle at troopers.
The troopers then fatally shot him.
Myers failed to report to a probation officer in July and had been on the run since then. The state police are thanking the public for their help, saying that the information provided by citizens helped them find Myers.
Reporting by Brandy Lawrence and Micah Leith
Monroe County, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) need the public’s help in locating a man wanted for burglary.
Troopers attempted to locate the suspect accused of breaking into residences around Pyne Mountain Road in Monroe County on Wednesday, October 11.
After a confrontation with the suspect, troopers could not get him into custody.
Authorities have identified the suspect as 35-year-old Anthony Charles Meyers.
Meyers is a white male, standing 5 feet and 11 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes.
WVSP troopers reported he may be dressed in camo and carrying a red backpack.
He is also armed with a stainless barrel rifle that may be cased.
The WVSP warned that extreme caution should be used if he is spotted and not to approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information, please call state police sergeant Sid Keaton at 304-772-5100