Man Charged With Brandishing And Assault on an Officer

SANCHEZ-PEDRO

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, Wheeling Police officers were dispatched to the area of Exit Zero on Interstate 70 for a possible intoxicated driver who may have struck the barrier.

Officers initially did not locate the driver of the vehicle, but further investigation led them inside a business in the 600 block of South Penn Street.

When officers approached the suspect inside about the situation, he allegedly displayed and later attempted to conceal a firearm. He placed the weapon on the ground after multiple verbal orders by police and was arrested.

Armando Sanchez-Pedro, 31 of Ponteau, Oklahoma was taken into custody and is charged with brandishing, obstructing and unlawful assault on an officer.

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