Man Charged With Escaping Sheriff’s Custody

A Sistersville man remains behind bars in lieu of $1.5 million bond after he allegedly attempted to disarm a deputy and escaped from the custody of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department following a court appearance.

Sabastian J. E. Rosenlieb, 20, pleaded guilty to malicious assault and reckless driving on Friday before Judge David W. Hummel Jr. in Tyler County Circuit Court. A grand jury in October indicted Rosenlieb for an incident on Sept. 9 on W.Va. 18 about 1 mile north of Middlebourne.

Rosenlieb allegedly ran a male juvenile off the road and stabbed him in the arm with a knife. The juvenile victim was treated at the scene and later taken by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Hummel heard victim impact statements from the victim and his father. Hummel then revoked Rosenlieb’s bond and remanded him to the North Central Regional Jail at West Union, W.Va., pending sentencing, which was scheduled for Sept. 13.

After deputies took Rosenlieb into custody, he allegedly attempted to disarm a deputy and escaped the sheriff’s office. A corrections officer from the North Central Regional Jail and a deputy apprehended him in the parking lot behind the Tyler County Courthouse, according to the Tyler County Prosecutor’s Office.

West Virginia State Police Trooper 1st Class S.R. Curran filed additional charges in the wake of that incident.

Rosenlieb now faces charges of escape, attempting to disarm a police officer and battery on a police officer.

On these additional charges, Magistrate John E. Roberts set bond in the aggregate amount of $1.5 million.

Rosenlieb remained lodged in the North Central Regional Jail late Tuesday.