CRIME & SAFETY
W.VA. MAN STEALS HUNTINGTON POLICE CRUISER, LEADS COPS ON 90 MILE CHASE TO KENTUCKY
PURSUED BY COPS OVER 90 MILES IN THREE STATES, WHILE DRIVING A STOLEN POLICE CRUISER. ENOUGH SAID: RODNEY SEARS, 36, OF MAN, WEST VIRGINIA. A Logan County, West Virginia man faces numerous charges after Kentucky State Police reports he stole a police cruiser from the Huntington Police Department in Huntington, W.VA. and led law enforcement from several different agencies on a three state pursuit.
Memorial scholarship created to honor fallen WV state trooper
LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – After the tragic shooting death of Sgt. Cory Maynard in Mingo County in June, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is spearheading an initiative to transform sorrow into opportunity, through a memorial scholarship. The ‘Sgt. Cory Maynard Memorial Scholarship,’ is dedicated to honoring...
One arrested for DUI w/ injury for role in Rt. 50 crash which caused life threatening injuries
UPDATE: A Mingo County man faces DUI charges in connection with a Wednesday night vehicle accident which nearly claimed the life another driver. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports that the scene of the accident revealed a 2021 Black Toyota Tacoma which collided with a 2022 KIA Nitro. The driver of the Tacoma – identified […]
2 charged with animal cruelty in Mingo County
MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Two people are facing animal cruelty charges in Mingo County. According to criminal complaints from Mingo County Magistrate Court, Shawna Hicks, 23, and Skyler Mullins, 23, were charged after officers found two chained up dogs on their property that “showed obvious signs of malnourishment and neglect.” The complaint states authorities […]
Dogs Reportedly Found Chained and Starving Deserve Justice
Target: Hon. Eugene Crum, Sheriff of Mingo County, West Virginia. Goal: Ensure legal consequences for suspects accused of leaving chained dogs without food, water, or shelter. A deeply troubling case of animal neglect has emerged from Mingo County, West Virginia. Shawna Hicks and Skyler Mullins, both aged 23, have been charged with animal cruelty. This action follows a disturbing discovery by law enforcement officers who, while responding to an unrelated call, reportedly witnessed a harrowing scene at the residence of the accused.
AEP warns of high voltage dangers after two copper theft attempts knock out power for thousands
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — When it comes to stealing copper from electric wires, officials with Appalachian Power warn the risk far outweighs the reward. On Thursday, there were two attempts of theft, both resulting in mass power outages. On Thursday morning, Kanawha County deputies say a 36-year-old man...
Altercation involving pistol, rifle, large knife, pepper spray, leads to multiple arrests
LORADO, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Several individuals were taken into custody last week following a Logan County altercation which allegedly involved several weapons. According to the West Virginia State Police, on Sunday, November 19, 2023, WVSP Troopers responded to the Lorado area of Logan, WV in response to a reported physical domestic altercation. The altercation in […]
Fire at Logan coal prep plant
LOGAN, W.Va. — Firefighters battled a fire at a Logan area coal prep plant Friday evening. A Facebook post from the Logan Fire Department said the blaze was on the third floor of Bandmill Prep Plant on Rum Creek Road. The fire was reported at 5:50 p.m. Friday. “Units...
Mingo woman jailed on child neglect charges
A Mingo County woman was arrested on child neglect charges after her child allegedly overdosed on gummies containing THC. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 20, an officer was dispatched to a Justice residence in reference to a juvenile having overdosed. Because the child was already being transported to...
Mingo County child hospitalized after eating THC gummy, mom arrested
MINGO/LOGAN COUNTIES, WV (WOWK) – A mother is facing child neglect charges in Mingo County. According to West Virginia State Police, Billie Sue VanDyke, 25, called 911 to report that her child had consumed half of a 350 mg THC gummy at her home. Troopers say when medics arrived on the scene, they found the […]
Alleged killer denied bond
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Mingo County Circuit Judge Miki Thompson stood firm on her continued denial of bond for the alleged killer of West Virginia State Police Sgt. Corey Maynard. Timothy Kennedy, 29, of Matewan, through his attorney, Shawn Bayliss, had filed a petition for bond with conditions that would...
Woman charged with stealing ambulance
The Mingo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Logan County woman after allegedly finding her driving an ambulance belonging to STAT EMS which was stolen from a local hospital. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Mingo County Magistrate Court, Jessica Briana Robertson, 31, of Davin, was charged with...
Two women accused of stealing $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart in Logan County
LOGAN, W.Va. (WCHS) — Two women are in jail after they were accused of stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Walmart in Logan County. Alexandrea Hatcher, 33, and Victoria Ford, 25, are accused of stealing about $1,200 in merchandise from the Walmart along Norman Morgan Boulevard in Logan, according to a news release from West Virginia State Police.
Reward offered for man wanted in 2019 Pike murder case
The U.S. Marshals Service has offered a reward for anyone who can help the agency locate a Williamson man wanted in connection to murder charges. Charles Ray “Charlie B.” Blevins, 36, of Williamson, is charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and parole violation. Blevins...