Family allegedly attacked with chainsaw

MOUNDSVILLE – A man remained lodged in the Northern Regional Jail on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened his family with a chainsaw.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, deputies responded to a Waynesburg Pike residence just after 9:30 p.m. Monday. Once they arrived, they were met by a woman and her son who had escaped from their home.

The two said the man, identified as Allen Eugene Hager, 46, had attacked them and chased them into a bedroom. After barricading themselves inside the room, Hager allegedly used a chainsaw to cut down the door.

The woman and child escaped the home and contacted the authorities while Hager barricaded himself inside of the bedroom. Cecil said by the time deputies arrived, Hager was in the room and also was in possession of a rifle and shotgun.

“There was a standoff for a while,” Cecil said.

At about 11:30 p.m., officers convinced Hager to surrender and took him into custody. He was charged with domestic battery and felonious assault and booked on $15,000 bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had yet to post bond, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority booking website.

Cecil said Hager is originally from Pennsylvania and is staying with family in the area. He said while deputies have an idea as to what prompted the incident, they are not releasing that information until the investigation is complete.

Cecil said both the woman and the child escaped without injury. The West Virginia State Police assisted sheriff’s deputies in responding to the call.