Axe-wielding man charged with arson

By WSAZ News Staff

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A bizarre call for deputies leads to a man being arrested and facing almost a dozen charges.

Fayette County deputies picked up Michael McGuire, 31, from Oak Hill Saturday after an incident at a home on Glory Road in Wriston. It happened early Saturday morning.

Deputies say when they responded to a 911 call at the home, they found McGuire holding an axe and a container of gasoline.

Deputies say McGuire set a yard on fire and doused a home in gasoline.

They also say McGuire threw gasoline on a neighbor’s face when he opened his window to see what was happening. The neighbor was treated by EMS at the scene but is ok.

McGuire is facing a long list of charges, including arson, drug, trespassing and brandishing charges.

Deputies say they also found a lighter, syringe and meth on his possession.

McGuire is being held on a 100,000 dollar bond.

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