Armed police chase subject arrested in Barbour County with help from Tucker County K-9

According to law enforcement, Timothy Trott, 44, who was considered armed and dangerous, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 23 in a Barbour County home.

As reported by WBOY, Sheriff Terry Austin said that the Barbour County K-9 Unit, the Tucker County K-9 Unit and the U.S. Marshals were able to apprehend the subject without force.

The Barbour County K-9 Unit, WV State Police, Tucker County K-9 Unit and U.S. Marshals helped in this case, according to Sheriff Austin.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Taylor County, on Saturday, Aug. 17 Chief Deputy R.J. Durrett was dispatched to the Betty Felton residence located at 61 Morris Hollow Rd. for a complaint that the above named defendant had allegedly just shot a vehicle near the Flemington Dollar General Store in Flemington, Taylor County. Upon the officer’s arrival a red 1998 Chevrolet Blazer belonging to David Stewart was present. The Blazer had what appeared to be a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear passenger area above and to the left of the wheel well. David Stewart, Tara Felton and Randi Thompson were interviewed. Through investigation it has been determined that the above named defendant pulled into the parking lot at the Flemington Dollar General to the left of the Blazer. When Randi Thompson exited the store she observed the defendant sitting on a green ATV in the parking lot. She allegedly observed the defendant pull a handgun out of the cooler on the back of the ATV and pointed the gun toward their vehicle. The defendant allegedly stated he would meet them up the road. Randi Thompson (driver), David Stewart (front passenger) and Tara Felton (rear passenger side) left the parking lot and traveled west on WV76 toward Rosemont going around an uphill left curve. While making the curve the victims observed the defendant sitting off to the left in a field. He allegedly shot once at the victims. The vehicle was taken to the Taylor County Sheriff’s office where Sheriff Terry Austin located a bullet inside the vehicle. Randi Thompson is a former girlfriend of the defendant having two children with him. The defendant was convicted in Sullivan County, Missouri on Aug. 27, 1999 of second degree burglary, a felony. On May, 17, 2017 he was convicted of domestic battery in Taylor County Magistrate Court. In 2000 he was convicted of third degree arson, a felony in West Virginia. On March 21, 2000 he was convicted of daytime burglary in Taylor County. By shooting into the victim’s vehicle the defendant could have caused serious bodily injuries or deaths.

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