Man charged with making threats at bank

PARKERSBURG -Deputies with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office responded to BB&T at 1605 Harris Highway after employees of the bank said a man was making threats.

Patrick A. Duggan, 38, of Seventh Avenue, Parkersburg, was arrested on a felony charge of making terroristic threats, the sheriff’s office said.

Chief Deputy Shawn Graham said officers were called to the scene around 11:20 a.m. Friday. Deputies were notified the person had left the area in a red Chevrolet Blazer heading north on West Virginia 68.

Sgt. Jason Allen observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle traveling eastbound on W.Va. 95, Graham said.

A traffic stop was conducted at the old Tebay Dairy, he said. Officials identified a man in the back seat of the pulled over Chevy Blazer matching the description of the man allegedly involved in the bank incident.

Deputies spoke with employees and customers who witnessed the man come over the counter toward a teller, Graham said.

Duggan is accused of saying, “I will get this place, I have a knife,” and allegedly telling a witness he had a knife to “take care” of the female he was speaking with. Deputies located a knife in the suspect’s vehicle and discovered the knife belonged to Duggan, officials said.

Duggan was arraigned Friday in Wood County Magistrate Court on the felony charge and later released on a $30,000 bond, according to court records.