CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Charleston attorney at the center of an hours-long standoff with police in a South Hills neighborhood earlier this week was released from the hospital and charged with attempted murder.
Mark Anthony Bramble, 49, of Cornwall Lane, was arraigned on felony charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment Wednesday afternoon in Kanawha Magistrate Court after he was released from Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
The charges were filed Monday, shortly after a Charleston SWAT team removed Bramble from his Sherwood Forest area home.
Police Chief Brent Webster said Monday that Bramble suffered self-inflicted injuries and went through surgery. He said officers had a sworn statement from medics that Bramble told them he'd shot himself in the head. He was placed on suicide watch at South Central Regional Jail.
Lori Bramble, Mark Bramble's wife, called 911 about 9:13 a.m. Monday to report her husband was armed, hallucinating and firing shots in their Sherwood Forest subdivision home. Dispatchers could hear the shots being fired, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
She also told the dispatcher her husband had pointed the gun at her during the initial incident.
She told officers she didn't believe her husband intended to hurt her. She told them he'd said, "There's someone in here trying to get me."
Lori Bramble escaped the home uninjured before police arrived, leaving her husband alone in the house.
Charleston police responded and reported hearing gunfire coming from inside, the complaint said. Police said Bramble had multiple firearms, including shotguns, rifles and handguns.