- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Cabell County authorities are asking a judge to revoke Huntington Councilman Pete Gillespie’s home confinement.

Gillespie was sentenced to home confinement following his August conviction on charges of domestic battery and violation of a domestic violence petition.

Media outlets report that a petition seeking revocation of Gillespie’s home confinement was filed Wednesday in Cabell County Circuit Court. The petition says Cabell County home confinement officers found a rifle and three pistols in Gillespie’s home Tuesday after receiving a tip.

According to the petition, possessing a firearm violates terms of Gillespie’s home confinement.

Gillespie was being held Wednesday at the Western Regional Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Huntington Council Chairman Mark Bates released a statement Tuesday night calling for Gillespie to resign.


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