EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Accused In Standoff Arraigned On Charges
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
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Reported: Aug. 14, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 14, 2013 6:37 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The man accused of firing shots from a home in Sherwood Forest Subdivision and holding police at bay appeared in Kanawha County Magistrate Court on Wednesday for his arraignment.
A $200,000 cash-only bond was set for Mark Bramble when he was arraigned on wanton endangerment and attempted murder charges. He was transported to South Central Regional Jail, where he will be on a suicide watch.Mental health services at the jail will be available to Bramble, but officials are still discussing whether he should have a mental evaluation.
During his arraignment, he was ordered to have no contact with his wife, Lori.
Bramble was released from Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital on Wednesday, where he had surgery. Police said he told them he shot himself in the head. Multiple law enforcement officials from different agencies responded during the incident on Monday. He was taken into custody after a robot was sent into the home and Bramble was found wounded on the floor of the residence.
Criminal complaints have been filed against Mark Bramble, the man accused of firing shots from his home and holding police at bay during a standoff in Sherwood Forest Subdivision, police said.
Charleston police said the charges will be wanton endangerment and attempted murder.
Police took Bramble into custody at a residence on Cornwall Lane in the subdivision after they said the suspect had fired numerous shots from the home. He was taken into custody at the scene and was suffering injuries, including a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was being treated at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where he had surgery.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to the incident in the subdivision. An armored vehicle arrived at the scene, and a robot was used to go into the home and Bramble was taken into custody after he was observed wounded on the floor of the residence.
Bramble is an attorney in the West Virginia Attorney General's Office in the Workers' Compensation Division and had recently turned in his resignation.
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