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Huntington, WV. — Huntington’s SWAT team was activated with two men eventually arrested on Sunday, according to a spokesperson.

Felony charges resulted in the West End incident.

Gregory Broce was charged with assault, brandishing, and burglary. Meanwhile, Anthony Woodrum was charged with burglary and wanton endangerment involving a firearm.
Cabell County 911 received calls at 7:50 p.m. Sunday regarding a shots-fired incident.

The incident allegedly arose from a property dispute at a residence in the 700 block of Adams Avenue. The event resulted in one of the suspects firing a gun in the direction of a man. 

According to police, the suspects unlawfully entered the victim’s residence. They said one of the suspects assaulted a woman with a knife while inside. 

Upon leaving the residence, one of the suspects fired another round at the man.
The victims provided information that led to the location of the two suspects and three other individuals at a residence located at 448 West Fifth Avenue. A perimeter was established around the residence. Police then used a public address system to establish communication with the occupants.


All but one of the suspects exited the residence after a short period of time. After detectives interviewed the victims and the individuals who exited the residence, arrest warrants for assault, brandishing, and burglary were signed on Broce. Arrest warrants for burglary and wanton endangerment involving a firearm were signed on Woodrum. 

A search warrant was also obtained for 448 West Fifth Avenue. That is when the Police Department’s SWAT Team was activated.

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Attempts to communicate with Woodrum, who remained inside the Fifth Avenue site, continued for several hours without response.

Eventually, SWAT Team members entered the residence and located Woodrum inside. He was placed under arrest at 1:38 a.m., Monday.

The residence was searched and a vehicle was seized. No one was injured.
The incident remains under investigation, the spokesperson said.

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    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.