CRIME & SAFETY
Wise County Man Receives 10-Year Federal Sentence for Meth Trafficking and Gun Charges
A Wise County, Virginia man, Randall Scott Hileman, aged 56, has been handed a ten-year federal prison sentence for significant drug trafficking and firearm offenses. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced the sentencing following Hileman's guilty plea to charges of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, as well as illegal firearm possession as a previously convicted felon.
Authorities searching for man last seen in Wise
(WCYB) — Authorities are searching for a man who was last seen in Wise on November 20. According to the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Logan Jess Stanley was last seen when he dropped his mother off at her workplace. Stanley has a black 2019 Ford EcoSport with a Virginia license plate of TVD7092.
St. Paul shooting suspect in custody
A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a shooting in St. Paul. According to authorities, two individuals got into an argument around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. Shortly thereafter, the St. Paul Police Department and Castlewood Fire and Rescue were alerted to a shooting incident near Third Avenue in St. Paul.
Owner of large Kentucky cockfighting pit pleads guilty, agrees to dismantle venue
The venue was thought to be one of the largest in Eastern Kentucky at one point, drawing people from other states.
Authorities still searching for man accused of shooting ex-wife to death in Wise County 7 years ago
WISE COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — Authorities are still searching for a man accused of shooting his ex-wife to death in Wise County seven years ago. The Wise County Sheriff's Office said Eric Jones went to the town of Appalachia water treatment plant and shot and killed his ex-wife Janina Jefferson. The last known sighting of him was on that day, when police said he was spotted on a Big Stone Gap convenience store's security footage.
Three Men Charged in South Kona Assault Investigation
Hawai’i Island police detectives charged three South Kona men with multiple offenses following a recent weapons incident. Upon conferring with the Hawai’i County Prosecutor’s Office, Area II Criminal Investigation Section detectives charged 35-year old Axeen Adrian Chavez, 28-year old Daniel Jacobo Cortes and 41-year old Enrique Guardado Garcia each with three counts of Assault in the second degree, Terroristic Threatening in the first degree and two counts of Kidnapping.
Regular Traffic Safety Checks to be Conducted in Perry, Knott, Letcher, Breathitt, and Leslie Counties
The Kentucky State Police, Hazard Post, has announced plans to conduct regular traffic safety checks in Perry, Knott, Letcher, Breathitt, and Leslie Counties. These checks, approved by the State Police, aim to enforce Kentucky's traffic laws.
Police searching for missing man in our region
KY/VA (WYMT) - Police in two counties are asking for your help to find a missing man. Logan Stanley was last seen by his mother when dropped her off at work in Wise County, Virginia on Monday, November 20th. Stanley is 34 years old, 5′10″, 180 pounds with dark brown...
Man arrested after manhunt following apparent shooting in SWVA
ST. PAUL, Va. (WYMT) - The Saint Paul Police Department reports they have arrested one man following a report of an apparent gunshot wound on Friday, Nov. 24. Those in living in Saint Paul and the surrounding areas had been urged to shelter in place until the man, Anthony Warren, had been taken into custody. Police at the time considered him armed and dangerous.
Police: Traffic stop leads to meth and more than $1,100 in cash
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A traffic stop Sunday night left two people behind bars on drug charges. It happened in the Fleming Neon community of Letcher County. Jenkins Police stopped a man and a woman and when the officer approached the car, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. He also recognized the driver, Emory Mullins, and knew he was driving on a suspended license.
Drug bust leaves four behind bars in Letcher County
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a drug bust last week. It happened Friday at a home on Highway 160 in the Kingscreek community in Letcher County. During the raid, police found more than 20 grams of meth, 54 grams of marijuana, 281 pills...
Police offer $5,000 reward in connection with Virginia man’s murder
TRIANGLE, Va. - Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward in connection to the murder of a Virginia man they say was gunned down earlier this month in Triangle. Officers say 26-year-old Quatrail Raynard Smalls, of Big Stone Gap, was shot and killed around 8:40 p.m. on November 14 in the 3700 block of Wharf Lane.
Police: Wanted Wise County man arrested after pursuit
Police: Wanted Wise County man arrested after pursuit.
House fire in Saint Paul total loss, fire crews say
SAINT PAUL, Va. (WCYB) — Emergency crews responded to a house fire in Saint Paul, Virginia on Friday. It happened this afternoon at a home on South Saint Paul Street. Heavy smoke and flames were seen coming through the house while firefighters were battling the blaze. Some heating oil...