HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Deputies sent to take two children into custody because they had reportedly been neglected instead found themselves in a confrontation with an older man swinging a broom, court records show.
John Benjamin Bowman, 74, of Butts Mill Road in Hedgesville, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and one count of obstructing police, all misdemeanors.
The incident began when Deputy B.J. Dusek and Cpl. W.M. Spessert arrived at Bowman's house Tuesday afternoon to remove two children, ages 5 and 13, from the house, as ordered by the Department of Health and Human Resources.