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Dennis Westover biography: 13 things about Donald Trump supporter from South Charleston, West Virginia

Dennis W. Westover is a white man from West Virginia, United States. He is a Donald Trump supporter.

Westover is one of the Americans who believe that the 2020 U.S. presidential election results were fraudulent. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. (a)
  2. Aside from South Charleston, he has also lived in other parts of West Virginia including Saint Albans and Nitro. He previously lived in Tipp City, Ohio, USA. (b)
  3. From 1967 to 1971, he attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA where he studied electrical engineering. (a) (c)
  4. He worked as an elevator control system tech at Thyssen Krupp Elevator Co. (c)
  5. The International Union of Elevator Constructors lists him as the president of Local No. 8 in Charleston. (d)
  6. In January 2013, he received a concealed weapons permit from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department. (e)
  7. He is engaged to Gail Howell Thornhill. They have been in a relationship since April 2020. (a)
  8. On December 31, 2020, he took to Facebook to share a Stop the Steal poster with Trump’s photo. He included an invitation to rally and march for righteousness, justice and truth for West Virginia and the U.S. at front lawn of the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston on January 2, 2021. (a)
  9. On January 6, 2021, he and Thornhill travelled with Lee Forbes and Katrina Forbes from Front Royal, Virginia to Washington, D.C., USA where they attended the Save America March rally. (f)
  10. On January 10, 2021, he and Thornhill attended a rally at the West Virginia State Capitol. (f)
  11. At 1:58 p.m. on January 27, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police officers arrested him after finding him parked near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. with a gun, 20 rounds of ammunition, Stop the Steal paperwork and a list of both U.S. and West Virginia state senators and representatives with contact information. He was 71 years old when he was arrested. (g) (h)
  12. Wearing a dark jacket and jeans while handcuffed, he pleaded not guilty to weapons charges in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. on January 28, 2021. The judge ordered his release after noting that the statements he had made to police are just points of view and none of them are threats. (g) (h)
  13.  He is set to return to court in July 2021. (h)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)



1 reply »

  1. Let’s review. Is it true that he had his birth certificate and Last Will and Testament with him? He was released because he made no specific threat, but came to Washington with the list of names with no appointment? That he was carrying a gun and attempted to avoid the checkpoint before he was arrested? He isn’t considered a threat, so he is released?
    Must be nice to be a White man from West Virginia. You know if he looked like anyone “foreign” or a non-white he may have had a less than ginger experience and would likely be incarcerated.
    He should at minimum be wearing an ankle bracelet, remove his guns and passport, informed that his guns would be held until after adjudication.



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