$500K bond for suspect in Parkersburg shooting


PARKERSBURG — Bond has been set at half a million dollars for the suspect in a Wednesday afternoon shooting.

Scott Charles Baker, aka Chaz, 23, last known address 1506 Sixth St., Parkersburg, was arraigned this morning before Wood County Magistrate Joe Kuhl on charges of attempted murder and presentation of a firearm during commission of a felony. His bond was set at $500,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Baker shot Stephen Duane Wilder, 26, of Parkersburg, in the back with a 9-millimeter pistol around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Wilder was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center, then transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, with what the complaint describes as “life-threatening” injuries.

Baker and a second suspect then allegedly fled the area. Police continue to search for Tanner John Smith of Parkersburg.

Parkersburg Police this morning posted a photo and description of Smith, aka T.J., on Facebook. It says he is approximately six feet tall and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

“Investigators are requesting that if you have any information on the whereabouts of Tanner J. Smith, “T.J.,” please contact the Parkersburg Police Department immediately at 304-424-8440 or send us a private message,” the post says.

Smith is wanted on a warrant for harboring, concealing, maintaining or assisting a principal felon after the commission of an offense, the post says.

Less than half an hour after the shooting, Parkersburg Police arrested Alexis Jean Allberry, 23, of 808 Quincy St., Apt. 2, Parkersburg, about a block away from the crime scene. According to a criminal complaint in Wood County Magistrate Court, she had a 9-millimeter pistol in her unzipped purse and admitted to taking the weapon from the shooter to get rid of it.

Allberry was arraigned on a charge of accessory to malicious wounding Wednesday night and is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond.