Man Arrested in Alleged Pistol-Whipping in Wheeling

A Wheeling man who allegedly pistol whipped another local man at a North Wheeling bar was arrested on wanton endangerment with a firearm charge over the weekend.

Patrick Carney, 44, of Wheeling was arrested late Sunday after city officers were sent to an altercation that began at Carney’s bar at 422 Main St. and ended at the alleged victim’s Market Street residence.

According to the report, the victim said at about 11 p.m. Sunday at the Main Street location, Carney confronted him over $900 in casino winnings he said he owed him. Carney allegedly drew a gun and pressed it against the man’s head, prompting him to drop his wallet, keys and the contents of his pockets in a panic. Carney then allegedly pistol whipped the man in the face.

The victim said he then ran from the bar to his residence on Market Street and called 911. Shortly after calling police, the man called again and said Carney was now at his doorstep with a gun. According to the report, Carney was attempting to make entry into the man’s residence when officers arrived.

At the scene, Carney was cooperative and spoke to police, the report states. Carney reportedly told officers his gun was on the porch. Officers secured the gun and Carney was arrested. He posted $10,000 bond and was released. A preliminary hearing date was not yet set Monday afternoon.

In an unrelated report, at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, an Ohio County Sheriff’s deputy was responding to a disabled semi truck on Interstate 70 eastbound, with the cruiser’s emergency lights flashing. According to the report, a driver failed to move over from the stopped vehicle, nearly striking the truck driver in the process, prompting deputies to pursue him.

As deputies pursued the vehicle — a black Chevrolet, which matched a vehicle that had just moments earlier fled from Ohio State Highway Patrol — the driver continued at a high rate of speed. He eventually ran stop signs on Cabela Drive and through a parking lot, spinning out and coming to a stop in an open field. He was then taken into custody.

The driver, Douglas Boggs, 22, of Wise, Virginia, allegedly performed poorly on the field sobriety tests administered to him. He also reportedly registered a .181 percent on a breath test, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving in West Virginia.

Boggs was charged with felony fleeing and driving under the influence. He was taken to the Northern Regional Jail, where he posted $5,000 bond.

In an unrelated incident early Sunday, Wheeling police found where a vehicle was blocking the intersection near the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Three men inside the vehicle said their car had been struck.

Scott Corkan, 29, of Wheeling, was pursued and arrested after allegedly having driven off in his vehicle. He was charged with obstructing and fleeing from an officer. He was taken to the Northern Regional Jail, where he remained lodged on $5,000 bond on Monday.


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