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Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Officers In Mason County

Reported by: Send eMail Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 19, 2013 2:50 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 20, 2013 9:06 AM EST

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Point Pleasant Pursuit
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Point Pleasant , Mason County , West Virginia

A Mason County man is facing several charges, including attempted murder of police officers, after a pursuit.

The Mason County Sheriff's Department charged Eugene J. Denapoli, 25, of Point Pleasant with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. The Point Pleasant Police Department charged Denapoli with fleeing driving under the influence and felony DUI causing injury. Additional charges are pending.

The Point Pleasant Police Department said it responded to a domestic dispute at a home on Park Drive in Point Pleasant about 5 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they said, the suspect fled in a pickup truck. Police said the suspect crashed and nearly hit officers as he sped off again. Police said the suspect hit a guardrail and was stopped by police, but rammed into a police cruiser in an attempt to get away. Police were able to remove the suspect from his vehicle.

An officer suffered a minor injury to his hand while arresting the suspect. Police said a breath test revealed Denapoli was twice the legal limit.



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