UPDATE: Suspect in custody after officer involved shooting in Fayette County

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CANNELTON, WV (WVNS) – UPDATE: 4/25/2020 9:10 A.M.: The suspect in the Cannelton domestic case that included an officer involved shooting on April 19, 2020 is officially in custody.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department obtained multiple felony warrants on Dallas S. Kerr for Kidnapping, 3 counts of Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, 4 counts of Wanton Endangerment, Burglary and 3 counts of Obstructing an Officer.

Kerr was taken into custody in Kanawha County upon his discharge from medical treatment. He will now await court proceedings.


CANNELTON, WV (WVNS) — A man from the Cannelton area of Fayette County faces multiple charges after holding a woman at gunpoint on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The incident led to an officer with Smithers Police Department shooting the suspect, who received non-life threatening injuries.

According to Fayette County Sheriff, Mike Fridley, 42-year-old Dallas Kerr held a woman at gunpoint on Sunday evening. The victim was able to escape and get to a neighbor’s house for help. Investigators said Kerr then jumped through a plate glass window to get to the victim, but his gun malfunctioned.

Mr. Kerr then went back to his house for another gun. That is when an officer with the Smithers Police Department arrive. Witnesses said Kerr was told to put the gun down. When he refused to do so, the officer shot him in one of his extremities. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Sheriff Mike Fridley of Fayette County said, “During this stressful time we are all going through, these domestics are very serious. If there’s ways that you can get away from it, do that, before it escalates to something like this. Also, if you need help, the women’s resource center is still open or you can call us.”

Mr. Kerr will be charged with numerous serious felony charges. Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590.

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