GREENBRIER COUNTY W.Va. (WVDN) – Earlier this week, Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan released a statement regarding an individual officers were searching for in the area. The suspect, identified as Travis Devonte Fernatt, 25, of Crichton, was wanted for two counts of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Presentation of a firearm During the Commission of a Felony and a Circuit Court Capias. He was described as armed and dangerous. Fernatt has now been arrested and is residing in Southern Regional Jail.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Fernatt was apprehended on Beech Street in Ronceverte at approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 31.
A press release from the U.S. Marshal Service stated, “On Saturday, October 28, 2023, a Greenbrier County Deputy Sheriff attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a pickup truck for a traffic stop on Russellville Road in Greenbrier County. The truck refused to stop and drove away from the deputy. The passenger of the truck, who was identified as Travis Devonte Fernatt, fired shots at two sheriff’s deputies behind him. The driver and Fernatt got out of the truck and ran into the woods in the Bellburn area.
The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, West Virginia State Police, and The United States Marshals Service CUFFED Task Force investigated.”
Fernatt’s bail has been set at $250,000.
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