February 16, 2018: Handgun Found in Car at Sissonville High School 

This morning at Sissonville High School a handgun was found inside a car on the parking lot following an anonymous tip.    A tip to staff members at the school indicated a handgun was inside a vehicle driven to school that day by a student.  Staff alerted the school resource officer, a Deputy Sheriff of […]

February 16, 2018: Marshall “Andy” Priestley Investigation 

Marshall "Andy" Priestley, II, has been missing from the Cross Lanes area for two years, now.  Detectives with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office are investigating, but are still seeking additional information.  Though this has been previously reported by journalists the investigators and family are hoping additional exposure may bring about new information.   If you […]

February 14, 2017: Drug Court Graduation This Week 

Kanawha County Adult Drug Court will be holding its 21st graduation ceremony on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the ceremonial Courtroom #4 of the Kanawha County Courthouse, Judge Jennifer Bailey presiding.    Since the start of the Kanawha County Adult Drug Court in May 2009, the program has graduated 115 persons and […]

February 3, 2018: Update to Eskdale Shooting 

Last night’s shooting in Eskdale has resulted in the arrest of Gary Murphy (27 years old of Eskdale, WV).  Mr. Murphy is the shooter and was charged with first degree murder of Joey Rose (37 of Cabin Creek, WV). Mr. Murphy and two others confronted Mr. Rose on the roadway regarding a recent, ongoing disagreement. […]

February 2, 2018: Shooting in Eskdale 

On February 2, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. a shooting was reported in the 9900 block of Cabin Creek Road.  Metro 911 received reports one man had shot another and both were still at the scene in the street.   Upon arrival Deputies found one man dead from apparent gunshots.  The shooter was seated nearby and […]

February 2, 2018: Correction to Wanted Person 

Overnight the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office distributed a press release about a wanted person from Chapmanville, WV.  The identifying information was incorrect and a wrong photograph was used.  Though the two have names in common the wrong man was identified in our release, and we regret the mistake and will review how this misinformation was […]

January 29, 2018: Scam…Again 

Another scammer claiming to be a Deputy is calling people demanding payment by phone with prepaid cards. This guy even claims to be Deputy Dwight Meadows!   Attached is a recording of his outgoing voicemail. If you have a warrant for your arrest, miss jury duty, or miss court we may tell you to go […]

January 23, 2018: Daytime Burglary Yesterday in Jefferson 

Yesterday afternoon (January 22, 2018) on Willow Lane near Green Valley Drive in the Jefferson area of Kanawha County two suspects forced entry to a home.  The two stolen multiple items and fled.  They entered the house with guns during the daytime burglary.  No one was home at the time of the burglary.   The […]

January 2, 2018: Shooting in Dalewood Trailer Park, Cross Lanes 

There was a shooting in Dalewood Trailer Park around 6:30 p.m. January 1, 2018.  It was reported two men were shot by another man who fled the area.  The victims were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  One victim was Clifton Henderson, 23 years old of Bluefield, WV.  The second victim sustained […]

December 27, 2017: Impersonator Scams Local Resident 

On Tuesday December 26, 2017 a resident of Cross Lanes received word from a coworker that a Deputy was attempting to contact her.  She dialed the number for the alleged Lieutenant Jackson and spoke with a man who identified himself as a police officer.  He told her she missed jury duty and needed to bring […]