Florida man allegedly fired gun during dispute in Barbour County

Crime

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — A Florida man has been charged after allegedly firing a weapon during a dispute in Barbour County.

Mark Peace

On Nov. 28, deputies with the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in Philippi for a call of shots fired, according to a criminal complaint.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that Mark Peace, 25, of Minneola, Florida, had “discharged a firearm multiple times during a verbal altercation,” deputies said.

Peace fired a weapon multiple times during an argument, with five individuals at a neighboring home, “while in close proximity,” according to the complaint.

Peace has been charged with five counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm. He is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $30,000 bond.

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