SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — A Sissonville man is being held on $500,000 bail after being charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer following a Thursday morning shooting.

Nathan Oxley at Thursday’s arraignment.
(Photo/WCHS-TV)

According to a criminal complaint released during the Thursday afternoon arraignment of Nathan Oxley, 43, of Sissonville, Deputy S.B. Savilla responded to a disturbance at a home on Galena Lane in Sissonville around 1:10 a.m. Thursday. The caller said Oxley was violent and may have been under the influence of methamphetamines.

Savilla spotted the suspect vehicle on his way to the call. The vehicle fled and the pursuit ended a short time later. The criminal complaint said Deputy Savilla got out of his crusier and Oxley “leaned out the driver’s side of the vehicle, and fired multiple rounds at Deputy Savilla.”

Some of the rounds struck the driver’s side door and windshield of Savilla’s cruiser.

“Deputy Savilla returned fire at Mr. Oxley from behind the driver’s side door. Dep. Savilla was struck on the hand by a round fired by the suspect,” the criminal complaint said.

Law enforcement from throughout the area responded and soon had Oxley in custody. The criminal complaint said he told detective he knowingly shot at a police officer.

Deputy Savilla is in stable condition at CAMC General.

Kanawha County Chief Deputy Joe Crawford said a second individual, identified as Becky Linville, also fled the scene. She was located shortly before 8 a.m. She was not charged.