Man accused of shooting Charleston police officer released from hospital, charged

Bryan Ogle, 31, is facing a long list of charges after he is accused of shooting a Charleston police officer after getting out of custody at CAMC General Saturday afternoon. (West Virginia Regional Jail)

The man accused of disarming a Montgomery police officer and shooting a Charleston police officer Saturday at CAMC General has been released from the hospital and charged.

Bryan Ogle, 31, is facing a long list of charges after he is accused of shooting a Charleston police officer after getting out of custody at CAMC General Saturday afternoon.

Ogle, a patient at CAMC, was being guarded by Montgomery Ptl. John Perrine. At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Ogle was allowed to use the restroom and fled through an adjoining bathroom door, according to the complaint.

Ogle made it to the basement of the hospital when a CAMC security officer chased him and tried to apprehend him. The two began to fight and Ogle tried gouging the officer's eyes, causing lacerations and injuries to his face, the complaint said.

After getting away from the security officer, Perrine located Ogle under a piece of plastic at the bottom of the stairwell in an alley behind the hospital's emergency room. Perrine and Charleston Ptl. Christian Harshbarger were able to take Ogle into custody.

While taking Ogle up the stairs, the complaint said he began to resist, causing Perrine to fall down the stairs. Perrine hit his head, which caused brain bleeding, according to the complaint.

During a struggle with Harshbarger, Ogle fell to the ground and was able to pull Perrine's firearm from his holster and fired two shots at Harshbarger. One of the shots struck Harshbarger in the belt and the second hit the door of the stairwell.

Harshbarger suffered bruising to the left side of his waist where the bullet struck, and a laceration to his head, which required staples.

Ogle was in the hospital recovering from injuries he sustained during a pursuit and arrest on Thursday.

The complaint said on Thursday, Ogle led police on a pursuit through Montgomery before crashing his car, which was later determined to be stolen out of Tennessee, at Fayette Pike and Morris Drive.

After the crash, he tried to run over a Montgomery police officer before fleeing on foot.

After police caught Ogle, he began to fight with the officers, including Perrine, and reached for a handgun he had in a holster on his belt, the complaint said. Officers tried to use a stun gun on Ogle, but the complaint said it was not effective.

Ogle continued to fight with officers and repeatedly tried to take Perrine's firearm out of his holster. Ogle continued to punch, kick and try to bite officers, but they were eventually able to take him into custody.

Ogle is also wanted on several felony warrants in Sevier County, Tenn., including burglary and possession of a schedule two controlled substance.

He is now facing a long list of charges in Kanawha County including attempted murder, three counts of malicious wounding, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, fleeing from an officer with reckless indifference, unlawful assault of an officer, obstructing an officer, trying to unarm an officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and escape of a prisoner in temporary custody.

Ogle is being held in the South Central Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.

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