A Demory man called authorities this week thinking he was reporting a possible crime. He ended up being arrested.
Matthew Birchfield allegedly told police armed suspects were trapped inside his home planning a mass shooting.When Campbell County Corporal Gary Jeffers responded to the call on Low Gap Road from Birchfield around 7:30 am on Monday morning, he found a man walking on Low Gap Road. The man, later identified as Birchfield, appeared to be trying to talk to dogs using sign language as the dogs walked with him, the report said.
While talking with Birchfield, Jeffers described Birchfield’s eyes as being glossy with pin point pupils and he appeared to be under the influence of something.
Jeffers patted down the 47-year- old Birchfield and allegedly found a knife on him along with a clear baggie containing what appeared to be methamphetamine. Birchfield admitted to using meth in the days prior, according to Jeffers report.
Jeffers along with Deputy Raymond Surber checked Birchfield’s home and didn’t locate anyone planning a mass shooting as Birchfield had described.
Birchfield was placed under arrest and charged with public intoxication. He remains housed in the county jail this morning on a $500 secured bond. Birchfield is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on February 21. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/13/2019-6AM)