ELKINS, W.Va. — A man who allegedly shot a West Virginia state trooper and died hours later in a shootout with the trooper's colleagues had been under investigation for allegations of child sexual abuse.
Court records show protective orders had been filed against 55-year-old William David Dumire on behalf of a 12-year-old girl, The Inter-Mountain of Elkins (http://bit.ly/J1p7cA) reported Friday.
The girl's mother won an emergency protective order and a 180-day domestic violence protective order in Randolph County Magistrate Court on April 25. The orders required Dumire to surrender weapons and ammunition, noting he kept three handguns at his ex-wife's house.
The case was scheduled to be back in court Monday.
State Police say Dumire shot Cpl. Andrew Loudin, a member of the crimes against children unit, Thursday afternoon as Loudin was investigating the sexual abuse claims.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said Friday that Loudin was stable and conversing with family and friends when awake at a Morgantown hospital.
Doctors are "optimistic about a full recovery," he said.
Authorities say Dumire committed a carjacking after shooting Loudin, forcing a woman to drive him to the Kelly Mountain Lodge. The woman drove away safely after dropping him off.
After an extensive search, troopers found Dumire in a culvert. He died during an exchange of gunfire.
Loudin had been investigating claims of abuse that occurred between March 2011 and March 2012. The court records show the alleged victim's mother complained that Dumire had been sending text messages to the girl as recently as April 21 and would get "upset and nasty" when she went to friends' homes or to church.
Dumire had proposed a trip to Clarksburg this weekend and asked the girl to lie to her parents, the court documents say.
Randolph County Prosecutor Michael Parker has known Loudin since he started with the State Police a decade ago and called him "not only a great officer but also a great person."
Parker said an investigation is under way and he can't comment further.