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Manhunt Under Way In Mason County

Reported by: Send eMail Chris Williams
Reported: Jun. 24, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 24, 2014 6:09 PM EDT
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Mason County Manhunt
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Mason County , Mason County , West Virginia

A manhunt is going on in Mason County after one man allegedly fired at police officers.

Neighbors said West Virginia State Police, Mason County Sheriffs Department and the Huntington SWAT team showed up on Jolly Road about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Neighbors said police came to the house on Jolly Road looking for Johnathon Jeffers because he was allegedly threatening his wife.

One neighbor said when officers got to the house Jeffers shot at police, and then took off into the woods behind his house.

Police searched throughout the day and brought out a helicopter at one point.

Police have not said if they have taken Jeffers into custody.

People who live in the area said Jeffers has been in troublewith the law previously. They said he got out of jail about four months ago. Neighbors said it was shocking to see such a big police presence on the road this morning.

"I didn't know what to think,” Sherry Gallagher, a Mason County resident, said. “Just that maybe somebody was missing or hopefully there wasn't anybody murdered, or killed, or anything since I live so close."

The Mason County Sheriff's Department is leading the investigation and said it would release more information as details develop.



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