CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A St. Albans man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly waving a rifle at firefighters.
Firefighters from the West Side Volunteer Fire Department called deputies at about 7:30 p.m. after a drunk man holding a rifle allegedly confronted them when they tried to respond to a fire in the 200 block of Sargent Street, according to Lt. Bryan Stover of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies allegedly discovered an intoxicated Thomas Michael Yoder, 37, in the back yard with a .22 caliber rifle in his hands, Stover said. After ignoring orders from deputies to put the weapon down, Yoder was shot with a Taser gun and subdued, Stover said.
Yoder was charged with brandishing a weapon and obstructing an officer and taken to the South Central Regional Jail, where he remained this morning in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Stover said the investigation is ongoing.
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