A Nicholas County man tried to run over several deputies during a drug raid at his home, authorities said.
Donnell Diego, 33, of Werth; Jermaine Baker, 31, of Charleston; and California residents Jimmy Crockett, 52, and Ltitha Govan, 40, were arrested at a home in Werth Monday, according to a statement by the Nicholas Sheriff's Department.
Investigators with the Central West Virginia Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force searched the home Monday and found thousands of dollars worth of drugs inside. Several undercover drug buys had been made at the home as well, the release said.
A search turned up $18,000 cash, two ounces of crystal meth worth about $5,200, an ounce of black tar heroin worth about $2,800 and an ounce of marijuana worth $280. Several loaded weapons including rifles, pistols and "fully automatic" machine guns, also were found.
Officers seized eight vehicles, valued at more than $150,000.
Diego, the homeowner, had federal warrants for his arrest and wasn't at the home when investigators began the search. He drove past during the search and deputies pursued him.
Diego allegedly tried to run over multiple deputies with his vehicle. Deputies fired at the vehicle and he lost control and crashed into a ditch. No injuries were reported.
Diego, along with Baker, Crockett and Govan, were arrested at the scene.
Diego, Baker, Crockett and Govan were charged with multiple drug offenses. Diego was charged with fleeing and obstruction.
The four are being held at Central Regional Jail.
The Kanawha Metro Drug Unit, Nicholas deputies and State Police from Richwood and Summersville assisted the investigation.