Fairmont woman arrested after deputies said she fired shotgun inside Grafton home

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A Fairmont woman has been arrested after deputies said she broke multiple windows and fired a shotgun inside of a Taylor County home. 

On Tuesday, February 26, deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic situation in progress on Pomraning Drive in Grafton. Deputies said they were advised by headquarters that a woman was knocking windows out of the home. The woman that was reported to be breaking the windows was later identified as Courtney Carpenter, 24, of Fairmont

Upon arriving on scene, deputies said they came into contact with a woman that appeared distraught. Deputies said they detained the woman, so they could investigate the incident further. The woman initially gave police a false name and was later identified as Carpenter after officers spoke with all witnesses.

Officers then located three witnesses inside the home, two men and one woman. One of the male witnesses was the owner of the home with the windows that had been broken, according to court documents.

The witnesses showed deputies a video of Carpenter breaking a window outside of the house, according to court documents. Deputies said they were also told by witnesses that Carpenter got the homeowner’s gun out of his bedroom, walked into the living room and fired one round through the bedroom window. 

All of the witnesses told law enforcement that they were in close vicinity of Carpenter when she fired the shotgun, deputies said. At the time the shotgun was fired, the female witness was sitting on the couch directly behind Carpenter, and both male witnesses were standing in the kitchen adjacent to the living room where Carpenter was, according to court documents.

After determining the woman they detained was Carpenter, deputies said she admitted to knocking the windows out and to shooting the gun inside of the home.

Carpenter has been charged wanton endangerment and is being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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