POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A deputy with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department was escorted home via motorcade Monday evening, following being injured in the line of duty. A Milton man now stands charged with attempted murder, and wanton endangerment following the incident which reportedly injured the deputy.
In addition, Robert M. Glenn, 81, Milton, has been charged with malicious wounding in a reported separate incident involving the alleged shooting of a family member who was also identified as his “caretaker” in the criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court. The family member’s injuries were reported as not life threatening, according to multiple media outlets.
Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers said deputies went to a home on Whitten Ridge Road early Sunday morning to investigate the alleged shooting of Glenn’s family member, which reportedly occurred the previous day.
Three deputies arrived at Glenn’s residence on Whitten Ridge Road and “ultimately encountered the defendant (Glenn) in the doorway of the residence,” according to the criminal complaint filed by Sgt. Joe Finnicum with the Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Glenn is alleged to have brandished a revolver and fired at the deputies who returned fire, with one of those deputies injured during the exchange, Finnicum told the Point Pleasant Register.
Sheriff Powers identified the injured deputy as Matt McCormick who was released from Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown Monday, with several of McCormick’s brothers in blue, as well as first responders, meeting him at the county line near Mt. Alto. McCormick and his family were escorted into Point Pleasant to the sheriff’s office where he visited with officers and other first responders, according to Powers. Powers described McCormick as having “a great attitude” and being in good spirits.
Glenn is currently incarcerated in the Western Regional Jail on one count of attempted murder and two counts of wanton endangerment in regards to the incident involving the injured deputy; he is also incarcerated on one count of malicious wounding involving the alleged shooting of his family member and caretaker. His bond, in both cases, has been set at $100,000 cash and/or surety by Magistrate Cheryl Ross.
The West Virginia State Police is investigating the reported shooting incident where the deputy was wounded. The incident involving Glenn’s family member and caretaker who was reportedly shot is being investigated by the Mason County Sheriff’s Department. Both investigations are ongoing.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing.