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Standoff ends with Big Chimney man's arrest

BIG CHIMNEY, W.Va. -- A Big Chimney man face domestic violence charges after he allegedly threatened his wife, leading to an early Thursday morning police stand-off.

Nicole Olive called 911 around 4 a.m. Thursday after she and her husband, Eric Olive, got into a fight at their home on Coopers Creek Road in Big Chimney, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

When deputies were close to the home, she ran to the officers for safety. She told officers her husband "made threats to kill her and then himself and he kept a loaded high-powered rifle ready," according to the sheriff's department.

The man barricaded himself inside the residence. Officers made several attempts to contact Eric Olive by phone and other means but he refused to respond, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies closed Coopers Creek at Five Mile Road in Big Chimney during the standoff. Officers secured a warrant for domestic battery and the SWAT team deployed OC cartridges -- or pepper gas -- into the home, according to the sheriff's department.

Moments later, Olive surrendered to deputies without further incident.

He was taken to the South Central Regional Jail on domestic violence charges. He was released Wednesday evening on a $15,000 bond.


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