Arrest made in Ottawa, W.Va. shooting

Staff Report


OTTAWA, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Dec. 9. Cpl. J. L. Mathis of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) received a call of domestic disturbance in the Sharples are of Logan County.

Officers were reportedly informed that a female had a approached a home covered in mud alleging a male in the home had drugged her.

Officers reportedly received additional information from 911 that shots had been fired and a chase had ensued between the two involved.

As additional information was being received through 911, officers were then advised that a gunshot victim was at the Little General Station at Ottawa, W.Va.

Officers responding to the scene at Sharples reportedly made contact with the female who allegedly informed officers that her boyfried, Tyler Wooten 19, of Ottawa, had shot Dwayne Carter.

Officers report the female appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alochol.

Deputies stated that upon speaking to the female, who was reportedly very emotional, she stated to the officers she had been beaten up by Dwayne Carter and stated that she had been raped by him earlier that morning.

Sgt. Sutherland and Captain D. E. Brown proceeded to the Little General Station and found the shooting victim, Dwayne Carter, age 21 of Madison.

Officers report Carter was uncooperative with their investigation, and Carter was transported Charleston Area Medical Center for medical treatment.

Officers continued to look for the Wooten throughout the day and followed up on leads on the whereabouts of his location.

Around 11:12 pm, Logan 911 received a call stating that Mr. Wooten had been spotted in the area of Kelly, W.Va.

Officers were also reportedly informed a family member had picked him up and transported him back to Ottawa to their residence.

Officers from the Logan and Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) traveled to the residence in Ottawa and located Mr. Wooten.

Wooten allegedly told officers he shot Carter on a dirt road next to State Rt. 17.

Officers reportedly beleive all parties involved may have been under the influence of an illegal substance during the time of the incident.

Wooten is charged with a felony count of malicious wounding. If he is found guilty, Wooten could be forced to spend between two and 10 years in a state correctoinal facilty.

Dwayne Carter is still receiving medical treatment and is in stable condition at this time. Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter states that this investigation is ongoing.

(Information for this story came from a press release issued by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.)


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