Police Arrest Michele Salyers

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UPDATE: 09/01/2013 8:01 PM

WVSP arrest a woman wanted out of Wood County on meth charges.

Authorities arrested Michele Salyers in Ritchie County Saturday afternoon.

A tip led troopers to Dutchman Road where they found Michele and her husband Brown Salyers.

Brown Salyers ran into the woods and is still on the loose.

Michele is awaiting arraignment.
UPDATE 8-25-13 1:43 PM

West Virginia State Police responded to the 12th Street flood wall in Parkersburg on a suspicious person.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to Michele Salyers who was believed to be with her husband, Brown Salyers.

While talking to Michele Salyers, officers discovered she was under the influence of a controlled substance believing to be methamphetamine.

The Police also found suspected precursor items inside her purse which was used to manufacture the methamphetamine.

Officers would then travel to a camping area along the Ohio River where an active "Shake and Bake" meth lab was located along with other precursor items used for manufacturing.

The search wasn't done yet as officers discovered receipts from a Belpre Rite Aid indicating recent purchases of precursor items by Brown Salyers.

TFC C.S. Jackson of the WVSP-Parkersburg Detachment would find out that both Brown and Michele Salyers were potential suspects in a recent meth lab investigation by the Athens County Sheriff's Office earlier this month.

Witnesses say Brown Salyers was in the woods for a period of time acting paranoid and suspicious.

Brown Salyers wasn't found and TFC Jackson will obtain arrest warrants this week for him on Attempting to Operate a Clandestine rug Lab and possibly additional charges pending the investigation.

Criminal charges are also suspected for Michele Salyers.

West Virginia Natural Resources Police and the Wood County Sheriff's Office also assisted on the investigation.

Additionally, one of the witnesses, Kenneth Fluharty, had a Capias from the Wood County Magistrate Court for Failure to Appear. He was arrested and transported to the Wood County Holding Center awaiting arraignment.
A murder threat turns into a meth lab bust in Coolville and now deputies are looking for the man.

The Athens County Sheriff's Office says it all happened Wednesday afternoon on Frost Hill Road.

Dispatchers received a call from a woman who said her husband was threatening to kill her.

Deputies say Brown Salyers and his wife were staying at their friend's home, Jerry Goff, on Frost Hill Road. Mrs. Salyers tells investigators Brown Salyers threatened to kill her with a shot gun during an argument.

She says her husband went upstairs, got a shot gun, loaded it, and again said he was going to kill her.

Mrs. Salyers says she was able to escape when Brown Salyers went back upstairs to get something.

When deputies found Mrs. Salyers she told them she believed the man they were staying with, Jerry Goff had cut Brown's thumb with a machete.

When deputies arrived Brown Salyers had gone into the woods. Deputies say they then smelled chemicals in the house which were later identified as numerous bottles of methamphetamine.

Charges will be filed pending the investigation.

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