Elkview Man Arrested on Assault Charge

A man is at South Central Regional Jail today after a domestic violence call along Empress Road in Elkview late Saturday night. The criminal complaint says 48-year old Gary Paybins of Elkview was visibly upset and his wife was in tears, and said the argument was over, but at one point Paybins had grabbed his wife's neck and thrown her down. At one point Paybins tried to grab a gun hidden in his pants, but troopers were able to restrain him. Paybins struggled, and police had to use pepper spray to take him into custody. Charges incude domestic assault, domestic battery, two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of battery and obstructing.