CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Sissonville man accused of shooting and killing another man in his home has a history of violent behavior.
Dale Thomas Newhouse, 55, of Sissonville Drive was arrested early Wednesday at his home after James Bryan Shaffer, 41, called for help.
Shaffer called 911 just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and told dispatchers Newhouse shot him and was standing over him with a 9-millimeter handgun, according to a criminal complaint. The shooting occurred at Newhouse's home.
Deputy A.C. Fisher was the first to arrive. He found Newhouse waiting in the driveway for police, said Capt. Bryan Robbins, Kanawha Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Shaffer, who was found inside with a single gunshot wound to the torso, died at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital shortly after arriving. A 32-year-old woman also was in the home, Robbins said.
The Kanawha Bureau of Investigation has taken the lead in the case but had not yet established a motive.
Robbins said only that Newhouse and Shaffer knew each other.
"We're still trying to determine if they were staying there or if they were visiting," Robbins said.
Investigators recovered weapons from the home, including a 9-millimeter handgun.
Newhouse is no stranger to police. He was arrested in February 2009 after allegedly threatening to cut a man with a machete.
According to a criminal complaint, Newhouse took a set of tools from the parking lot of Big Boy Customs auto body shop. David Garrett, who owns the shop, told deputies Newhouse gave him the tools in exchange for work to be performed on a vehicle.