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Fugitive Captured


South Charleston, West Virginia – 

    On February 9, 2009, Senior Trooper J. R. Baker and Trooper L. W. Price of the South Charleston Detachment of the West Virginia State Police received information concerning the possible location of a fugitive from Pennsylvania. The Troopers proceeded to Patterson Road in Elkview, West Virginia, in an attempt to locate Mr. Dewayne Armand Weir, 39 years of age, from Columbia, Pennsylvania . Mr. Weir was wanted for numerous crimes and considered to be armed and dangerous.

Mr. Weir was apprehended in a camping trailer located approximately six miles beyond the end of Patterson Road . A search of the camping trailer and area led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle from Pennsylvania, several loaded firearms, and $34,940.00 in U.S. currency. Mr. Weir was transported to the South Central Regional Jail where he awaits extradition to Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

Any questions or requests for interviews should be directed to either:
Senior Trooper J. R. Baker or Trooper L. W. Price at 304-558-7777