Weirton man arrested in connection with bomb case

WEIRTON – A suspect has been arrested in connection with three bombs that were found outside the city’s 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 No. 1 priority,” Marshall said.

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

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