Michael Aaron Roussel, 36, of Mallory, was arrested by West Virginia State Police troopers P.A. Jones and J.B. Frye for brandishing a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm on Feb. 25.
According to police reports, the officers responded to a call about a trespassing complaint.
“Upon arrival, this officer spoke with three individuals who advised the accused, Michael Roussel, went to his neighbor’s residence, Carl Claymore, retrieved a firearm, then came back to his (own) residence and ‘pulled the gun’ on his victim,” the report states. “The accused stated to this officer he did have a firearm and also advised he has been convicted for a felony offense in approximately 1991 by the Logan County Sheriff’s office. This officer then ran a criminal history on the accused confirming this information.
“This officer also spoke with Mr. Claymore who advised the accused came to his residence and asked to borrow a firearm in order to scare the victim out of his residence. This officer recovered a Davis Industries .380 (pistol) from Mr. Claymore’s residence.”
Rousel was arrested and taken into custody and booked at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden at 2:05 p.m.
In other arrest reports:
• Carl Edwin Claymore, 50, of Mallory, was arrested by WVSP troopers Frye and Jones for transferring and receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance on Feb. 25. According to his criminal compliant, the officer went to his residence and recovered the pistol in the above investigation.
“Upon asking the accused (Claymore) if here were any more pistols located within the residence, the accused stated ‘no.’” the report states. “Upon asking the question a second time, the accused stated he had a pistol under the coffee table. This officer then located a Hi Point .380 CP model....Upon running a National Crime Information Computer query, said pistol came back stolen from the Hamlin area. Also located in plain site within the residence in the living room was one marijuana joint, one xanax, four vicoprofen (schedule III), and several other non scheduled pills and drug paraphernalia.”
He was taken into custody also, and booked at the regional jail at 2:05 p.m.
It was not the only recent weapons related arrest in Logan County.
• Clifford Daniel Hampton, 48, residence not listed, was arrested in Logan County by Officer R. Adkins of the Logan Police Department for brandishing a weapon, assault and battery on Feb. 20. According to his criminal complaint the officer received a call on Feb. 12 about an incident on Stratton Street.
“The victim....stated that he was walking on Stratton Street and was approached by the said above, who hit him twice in the shoulder and then pulled a knife and told him that he was going to kill him, and then, the victim got away and was with ...(another individual) who called the police.”
Hampton was arrested and booked at the regional jail at 8:30 p.m.