Arrest made in Weirton bomb incident

WEIRTON – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the three explosive devices found outside of the Weirton Municipal Building earlier this month.

Weirton police arrested David Patterson, 23, on West Street at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Chief Bruce Marshall.

“This was the outcome of our two-week investigation. Our guys did a great job. This has been our number one priority,” Marshall said.

Patterson will be charged by the state with three counts of criminal use of destructive explosive devices. Marshall said the case will then be turned over to federal prosecutors who will determine what federal charges the suspect will face.

Patterson has some previous misdemeanors on record with the Weirton Police Department, according to Marshall.