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Harrison County felon facing additional federal firearms charges

A Haywood man facing charges of attempted murder, malicious assault and wanton endangerment now also faces federal firearm charges.
 
This week, a federal grand jury in Martinsburg indicted Joseph Garrett, 49, on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm.
 
Garrett was arrested in June by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department after allegedly firing a short-barreled shotgun at four people, throwing tools at them and trying to run them over with a truck.  
 
He is facing two counts of attempted murder, one count of malicious assault, four counts of wanton endangerment, one count of being a felon in a possession of a firearm, and one count of felony destruction of property within Harrison County.
 
On the new federal charges, if convicted, he now faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge. 
 
Garrett is already a convicted felon.
 
He been convicted of third degree sexual assault, second degree murder and breaking and entering.
 
He is listed on the West Virginia State Police sex offender registry and currently faces charges for allegedly failing to update his sex offender registration.
 
Garrett is being held in North Central Regional Jail.