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UPDATE: Marion County Man Wanted in Tyler County, Arrested in Harrison County for DUI

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Howard Shriver, 32 Howard Shriver, 32

Shriver appeared in Tyler County court Tuesday with his attorney, David White of Moundsville. 

Shriver waived the preliminary hearing before Magistrate Michael K. Griffin, and was returned to North Central Regional Jail, according to the Tyler County prosecuting attorney.

Shriver's felony charges are now bound over to circuit court to await action by a grand jury.

The next regularly scheduled grand jury will convene in February. 



Shinnston Police arrested a Marion County man for driving under the influence Tuesday morning in Harrison County after police were looking for him in Tyler County.

Howard Shriver, 32, was arrested and charged with DUI.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Department was already on the look-out for Shriver after a domestic dispute in Tyler County Tuesday morning.

Tyler County 911 received a call at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday morning of a possible violation of a domestic violence order, according to the Tyler County Sheriff's Office.

Neighbors informed Tyler County 911 that they observed Shriver driving towards the home where his wife and two children lived without his headlights on, according to the sheriff's department.

According to the sheriff's department, domestic charges against Shriver were pending prior to the incident.

Before a Tyler County deputy could reach the home, Tyler County 911 received another call from the complainant that they believed they heard five gunshots coming from the Shriver's property and then saw Shriver leaving the property, heading in the direction of Doddridge County, deputies said.

A Tyler County Sheriff's deputy arrived at the Shriver's residence and discovered that Shriver had disabled the phone and then used an ax to gain entry to the home. Deputies said Shriver also used the ax to threaten his wife and children.

Deputies said Shriver's juvenile daughter was able to flee the home but when the wife and juvenile son attempted to flee in a vehicle, Shriver used the ax to attack the vehicle, disabling it.

Shriver's wife and juvenile son eventual fled on foot until Shriver left the property, according to the sheriff's department.

No injuries were reported in the incident and no firearm was found. Deputies said they believe the gunshot noise the complainant heard was Shriver hitting the car and/or the home with the ax.

At approximately 1:38 a.m., Shriver was stopped by Shinnston Police and taken into custody.

Shriver faces DUI charges in Harrison County, and attempted murder, nighttime burglary, and violation of a domestic protection order charges in Tyler County.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Department is investigating and said further charges are pending.

Shriver is currently in the North Central Regional Jail and will be arraigned by the Tyler County Magistrate Court.