VIENNA - A Vienna man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly stabbing a Vienna police officer who was saved from injury by his bulletproof vest.
Donovan S. McClung, 38, of Vienna, was charged with attempted murder and was arraigned on the charge Sunday afternoon in Wood County Magistrate Court. His bond was set at $350,000 and he was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail.
Sgt. Rick Berdine, with the Vienna Police Department, said Vienna officers were dispatched about 11 p.m. Saturday to 1806 14th Ave., Apt. 7, Vienna, in reference to a disturbance call. Officer Jeremy Bradley arrived on scene and knocked on the door. After knocking on the door, the door was opened by a male subject later identified as McClung, Berdine said.
After opening the door, McClung allegedly immediately thrust a knife into Bradley's abdomen area. McClung then shut the door and barricaded himself inside the apartment and allegedly began shouting "I will kill you, I will kill all of you, call the FBI, I have been shot before," Berdine reported.
The Vienna Special Response Team responded to the scene. After negotiations with McClung were unsuccessful, the SRT made entry into the residence and arrested him without further incident.
Negotiations lasted for over an hour. The Parkersburg Police Department SWAT Team and deputies from the Wood County Sheriff's Department also responded to the scene and assisted in the incident, Berdine said.
"Officer Bradley was not injured during this incident because his bulletproof vest stopped the knife from penetrating and injuring the officer," Berdine said.