Army Engineer Veteran and West Virgina state Senate Candidate Richard Ojeda was viciously attacked Sunday evening at a fundraising cookout, just two days prior to the primary election. Ojeda is a retired Army Engineer Major, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Airborne Sapper. He is currently running for the District 7 West Virginia Senate seat.
West Virgina State Police arrested Jonathan Porter, who turned himself in after hiding in the woods for several hours. Porter is set to be charged with attempt to commit a felony, felony destruction of property, and malicious assault. He is being held in Southwestern Regional Jail.