Man Called ‘Dangerous Felon’ Caught By Jefferson County, WV Sheriff’s Deputies


He is charged with weapons and drug offenses.



Kearneysville, WV (KM) An individual the Jefferson County, West Virginia Sheriff’s Office calls a “dangerous felon”: was apprehended on Sunday afternoon. Michael Carter, 36, was taken into custody, and charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a number of drug charges.

The Sheriff’s Office says Deputies were dispatched to the area of 3129 Chestnut Hill Road in Harpers Ferry for complaints about drug activity. They pulled over a vehicle along Charles Town Road, and told the driver to get out. But he drive off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was passing vehicles in a no-passing along Charles Town  Road until it stopped after striking a sign at the Dollar General Store..

The driver ran away, but was caught in a wooded area behind the Dollar General store.

While fleeing, the suspect threw down several items, which were recovered. They were 194 grams of marijuana, 10.8 grams heroin, 57 grams of crack cocaine, 183.6-grams PCP and one gram of cocaine. Deputies also located firearms, $500 in and three cell phones in the suspect’s vehicle. .

Carter was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail. He’s charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession with intent to deliver heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, and reckless fleeing in a vehicle.



By Kevin McManus