A Mingo County Man Arrested On Numerous Charges

MINGO COUNTY, WV. — A MINGO COUNTY MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS GIRLFRIEND. WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE REPORT 41-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM SWAFFORD OF DINGESS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING, BRANDISHING, WANTON ENDANGERMENT DOMESTIC BATTERY, DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BEING A PROHIBITED PERSON WITH A GUN. TROOPERS SAY THAT DURING A DOMESTIC AUGUMENT WITH HIS GIRLFIREND, SWAFFORD THREATENED TO KILL HER AND A TOOK A PISTOL AND FIRED OFF SEVERAL ROUNDS AS HE LEFT THE RESIDENCE. SWAFFORD THEN TRAVELED TO THE OMAR AREA OF LOGAN COUNTY WHERE HE APPARENTLY BECAME INVOLVED IN A SECOND DOMESTIC DISPUTE. ACCORDING TO TROOPERS, SWAFFORD THEN WENT TO HIS WIFE’S RESIDENCE IN WILLIAMSON AND KIDNAPPED HER. SWAFFORD WAS LATER ARRESTED IN THE DINGESS AREA. SWAFFORD IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT THE SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL JAIL.