One arrested in downtown Morgantown gun incident, two more remain under investigation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Police in Morgantown have arrested a local for wanton endangerment after displaying a handgun inside a downtown restaurant.

Police were called to the Jimmy John’s at 3:19 a.m. Saturday after Joseph Coston,m 22, allegedly pulled out a handgun and told employees he was looking for some guys.

Police recognized Coston at Jimmy John’s as a subject who had been punched in the face earlier and said he wanted to find the person who did it. Additionally, police said Coston told them he was not interested in pressing charges against his attacker.

Police recovered a Glock pistol with a live round in the chamber from Coston on the scene.

Coston has entered a not guilty plea in Monongalia County Magistrate Court and has been released on bond.

Shootings on November 5 and October 30 that each wounded one person remain under investigation by the Morgantown Police Department. Detectives urge the public to leave tips confidentially at 304-284-7454.