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Dailey man arrested after traffic stop

Shannon

ELKINS — A Dailey man is behind bars after police officers allegedly found him in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop.

Victor Leon Shannon, 49, of Dailey, is being charged with one felony county of a being a prohibited person in possesion of a firearm.

Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler set bond for Shannon at $25,000 cash only. Shannon is currently lodged in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, West Virginia State Police Troopers K.D. Tenney and E.B. Malcomb were patrolling along Route 219 south when they observed a grey Toyota Highlander bearing a registration sticker that died in November 2019.

According to the complaint, Malcomb initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle and the officers observed Shannon in the passenger seat with several open containers of alcoholic beverages.

The officers found a brown in color rifle case located attached to Shannon, the complaint states. Shannon was asked to step out of the vehicle and troopers secured the case and found a Marlin .22 LR loaded with nine bullets.

Troopers ran information for Shannon and found he has an active protective order prohibiting him from possessing a firearm or ammunition, according to the complaint. Officers also found Shannon was charged with a felony of aggravated stalking in 1992 and was convicted of felony possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in 1998.

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