Carjacking suspect arrested following pursuit, gunfire in northern Kanawha County
CLENDENIN, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
One person is in custody following a pursuit of a carjacking and shooting suspect.
Charleston police, Kanawha County deputies, West Virginia State Police and Roane County deputies arrested arrested a suspect who is accused of using an AR-15 to carjack several cars throughout the day Saturday. He was also wanted for a shooting in Ohio, but dispatchers were unsure when that shooting took place.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the first carjacking took place at about 9:40 a.m. in Belmont County, Ohio and trooper said he had carjacked several vehicles throughout the day. An arrest warrant was issued for Todd Boyes, 43, of Caldwell, Ohio by the Ohio State Patrol in connection to the carjackings.
Saturday afternoon authorities in Charleston were informed the suspect may have been headed to Florida down I-79. A BOLO was issued and police spotted him on the interstate.
At about 8 p.m. law enforcement in Charleston began to pursue the carjacking suspect. He led police north up U.S. 114 into Quick.
The pursuit then led police to Sanderson Road in Clendenin were multiple shots were fired, but no one was hit.
Shortly after the gunfire, Kanawha County deputies said Boyes was taken into to custody.
Boyles did suffer a hand injury after being shot and has been transported to the hospital.
One officer was also injured when their cruiser was rammed.
Kanawha County deputies are continuing to investigate.
Eyewitness News has a crew on scene and will have updates as they are made available.