April 22, 2015: Felony Charges in Elk River Domestic 

On Tuesday April 21, 2015 a crime of domestic violence was reported to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.  During the investigation that followed it was discovered Brandon Lee Kessell (29 years old of New Hope Road, Elkview, WV) struck his girlfriend after accusing her of being unfaithful to him.   The victim said on Sunday, […]

April 22, 2015: Crash near Clendenin Involving Animals 

On April 22, 2015 at about 7:30 a.m. a crash was reported near 12000 Elk River Road North.  A box truck being driven south on Route 4 dropped onto the shoulder of the road, then slid into a rocky bank next to the shoulder.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no other […]

April 17, 2015: Vandalism at Chelyan Post Office 

On Friday, April 17, 2015 just after 4:00 a.m. a 911 call reported an act of vandalism at the United States Post Office in Chelyan, WV.  When Deputy Sheriffs with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene they saw broken window panes on the front of the building.    As they examined the damage […]

April 16, 2015: Warrant Issued After Shots Fired 

Mid-morning on April 16, 2015 Corporal Snyder of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched with other Deputies to the 5100 block of Washington Street West near Cross Lanes, WV.  Metro 911 received calls of gunshots fired in the area.  Deputies investigated throughout the day and a warrant is now issued charging Keith Allen Haynes […]

April 16, 2015: Distracted Driving Campaign 

On April 1, 2015 the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office began participating in the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Distracted Driving campaign.  The GHSP funds the overtime details, and Kanawha County Deputy Sheriffs have been patrolling looking for people using their cell phones without a hands-free device while driving, or engaging in other behaviors inherently distracting while […]

April 13, 2015: Early Morning Robbery in Jefferson 

On Monday, April 13, 2015, at approximately 2:45 a.m. a robbery was reported in the Jefferson area of Kanawha County.  Metro 911 dispatched Deputy Sheriffs from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office met the victim on the lot of the Value City store at 6400 MacCorkle Avenue.  The robbery occurred on Kanawha Terrace near Weimer Elementary. […]

April 13, 2015: Robbery in Sissonville Overnight 

On Monday, April 13, 2015, at about 12:30 a.m. a robbery was reported in the 3600 block of Falcon Drive between Charleston and Sissonville, WV.  The resident and victim dialed 911 following the robbery.  Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded.   The victim, a sixty year old man, said he answered a knock […]

April 9, 2015: Arrest in Dunbar Kidnapping and Robbery 

On the evening of April 9, 2015 Zachary Keith Thomas (26 years old of Dunbar, WV) was arrested in South Charleston, WV.  He was charged with kidnapping, robbery, and assault during the commission of a felony following an incident in Dunbar on April 6. On the evening of April 6, 2015 Mr. Thomas went to […]

April 8, 2015: Drug Arrest Made Near Dunbar 

On April 7, 2015 the Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office went to an address in the 100 block of Upper Midway Drive near Dunbar, WV.  People at the house were part of a criminal investigation into drug trafficking.  The Deputies are part of the agency’s STOP Team, a drug interdiction and investigation unit […]

April 3, 2015: Crash on I-79 Injures Eight 

On April 3, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. a roll-over crash with injuries was reported at the 19 mile marker of I-79 in Clendenin.  Corporal Shipman of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched and investigated the incident. The crash occurred as Kevin Foster was traveling south and fell asleep at the wheel.  The vehicle rolled over […]