CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man shot by Charleston Police more than a week ago is now facing charges involving the incident.
Denaul Dickerson, 33, of Charleston was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court on Friday. Dickerson is charged with attempted malicious assault on a law enforcement officers.
Police were called to the west side of Charleston for a complaint that Dickerson was trying to stab a person. When they arrived Dickerson was on the move and they caught up with him near Washington Street West and Greendale Drive.
Initially he fled officers, but then grabbed a knife and told police, ““you will have to shoot me” and “I am not going back to jail.” Police released body cam footage of the incident later in the day.
One officer was moving into position to use a taser on Dickerson when he lunged at the officer with the knife. Police say that is when he was shot by two other officers on the scene.
Dickerson is now out of the hospital and is in jail in lie of $50,500 bond.