CRIME & SAFETY
Caretaker at Huntington facility for incapacitated adults caught on camera strangling, beating residents
HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Cabell County caregiver faces Felony charges after being recorded on camera abusing residents of a facility for incapacitated adults. According to Detectives with the Huntington Police Department, on the evening of Sunday, November 26, 2023, Rex Sparks – acting in his capacity as a caregiver with a private organization which […]
Cabell County man threatens to skin mother alive with hunting knife
BARBOURSVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A litany of charges have befallen the perpetrator of a kidnapping incident which occurred on Wednesday and led to a physical altercation with law enforcement, as well as an attempt to escape by jumping a chain link fence. According to reports from the Barboursville Police Department, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, […]
State Police to hold DUI checkpoint in Cabell County
A sobriety checkpoint will be set up in Cabell County by West Virginia State Police on Dec. 7.
Multiple accidents on I-64 West, injuries reported
Two accidents were reported on I-64 West within a few miles and hours from each other Sunday morning, which resulted in a number of injuries and traffic delays.
Arrests Made in St. Albans Armed Robbery Spree
In a significant breakthrough, the St. Albans Police, supported by the Vermont State Police Tactical Unit, have arrested two men allegedly involved in a series of armed robberies that shook the local community of St. Albans.
Man indicted in 2021 baby death
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Cabell County grand jury has indicted a man accused in the death of an infant girl, missing since May of 2021, the Huntington Police Department announced on Dec, 1, 2023. Three-month-old Angel Nichole Overstreet was last seen May 2. Her disappearance led to a multi-agency...
Weekly Safety Report: Vehicle Crashes and Pond Incident in Cabell County, West Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Cabell County, West Virginia this week. In the first incident, a vehicle crashed into Tudor's Biscuit World on Route 60 between Barboursville and Huntington. One person was injured and taken to a local hospital, but no further details about their injuries were available. The second incident involved a vehicle going into a pond in Milton near Pumpkin Park. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as the driver was able to escape the vehicle and was treated by emergency crews. The Milton Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene to ensure no additional people were involved and to remove debris from the pond.
Man charged with strangling girlfriend in moving vehicle
HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One individual faces multiple charges in relation to a domestic incident which occurred in a vehicle last month. Cabell County Magistrate Court documents indicate that, on Thursday, October 26, 2023, a domestic report was filed with the Huntington detachment of the West Virginia State Police detailing the incident in question. The […]
Fire strikes home in St. Albans
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — A house fire Friday in St. Albans has displaced a family. The fire struck sometime before 4 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Poplar Road. Responding crews said everyone was able to get out of the home in time. It took about 30 minutes...
Cross Lanes woman sentenced for defrauding the American Red Cross
CROSS LANES, W.Va. — A Cross Lanes resident has been sentenced to three years of federal probation for committing wire fraud. The United States Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Tonja Oakes, 58, will serve eight months of her probation on home detention. She must also pay $21,943.80 in restitution for defrauding the American Red Cross (ARC) while being employed at its office in Cross Lanes.
Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-64, westbound lanes close
A major traffic jam has developed on I-64 over the Kanawha River after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road Friday.
Injury Reported as Car Crashes into Tudor's Biscuit World in Cabell County
• A car crashed into Tudor's Biscuit World in Cabell County, West Virginia. • The incident occurred at around 2:15 p.m. on Route 60 between Barboursville and Huntington. • At least one person was injured and taken to a local hospital.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Distribution and COVID-19 Relief Fraud Hit Dunbar, West Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Dunbar, West Virginia this week. In the first incident, Shawn Michael Patton, a 47-year-old man, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for distributing methamphetamine. He sold 2 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in exchange for $700. In the second incident, Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., a 26-year-old man, pleaded guilty to receipt of stolen money in a COVID-19 relief fraud investigation. He defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program of $20,832 by applying for a business loan under his name.
West Virginia State Police Launches Statewide Toy Drive for Local Children
Join the West Virginia State Police in their mission to ensure a joyful Christmas for local kids. Participate in their toy drive running until December 18th, benefiting children in Cabell and Wayne Counties. Every little bit helps in making a difference this holiday season.
Cross Lanes shooting suspect pleads not guilty
A man charged with first-degree murder pleaded not guilty Thursday morning.
Kanawha County babysitter pleads not guilty to child neglect resulting in death
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A babysitter facing charges of child neglect causing death in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy from Dunbar pleaded not guilty Monday. Brittany Napier, 31, appeared in Kanawha County Circuit Court before Judge Kenneth Ballard. She was indicted in connection with the death of Za’khi Williams after he was found unresponsive at Napier’s home on Parkway Drive in Dunbar on July 11. Investigators said that Napier placed a mattress on top of the child’s Pack ‘n Play while he was in it.
West Virginia man pleads guilty to COVID-19 relief loan fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Sean Patrick Boyd Jr., of Dunbar, plead guilty to defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of $20,832 in COVID-19 relief loans. The PPP loans were guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Auditor JB McCuskey...
Three-vehicle crash along I-64 injures one, stalls eastbound traffic in Putnam County
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — A three-vehicle crash along Interstate 64 hospitalized one person and affected eastbound traffic in Putnam County Thursday evening, emergency dispatchers said. The crash was reported shortly after 5 p.m. near the Nitro exit, temporarily closing the offramp and the eastbound slow lane, according to...
‘I was in disbelief,’ Kia stolen in Kanawha City involved in Putnam County crash
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Charleston family who thought they found the best car for their next chapter in life is on the hunt again after they said their Kia Soul was stolen early Saturday morning from their home in Kanawha City and was later involved in a crash in Putnam County.
Stolen car later found in crash
A Charleston family's Kia Soul was stolen from their home in Kanawha City and later crashed in Putnam County.