May 3, 2016: Traffic Patrols on Highways 

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has provided funding for us to conduct high visibility patrols in areas where most crashes occur on the interstate highways.  This week the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office began patrolling I-64 between Dunbar and Institute hill and I-77 north and south of the Edens Fork exit. We are hopeful these patrols […]

May 3, 2016: Applicant Testing 

Saturday, May 7, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m. we will be testing applicants for Deputy Sheriff positions.  The physical fitness test is first and is held at the West Virginia State Police Academy campus above Institute, WV.  Sheriff Rutherford wanted to extend the invitation to local journalists to cover the event.    We are all […]

May 2, 2016: Arrests and Drug Seizure Statistics 

This year the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP (Sheriff’s Tactical Operations Patrol) Team has worked very hard at interrupting drug trafficking in Kanawha County.  Since January 1, 2016 they’ve removed $593,401 in drugs and $111,639 cash from the drug trade, making 61 arrests in just four months.   Sometimes these cases are better worked quietly, […]

April 28, 2016: Prescription Drug Take-Back Locations 

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 we will have Deputy Sheriffs at each of our five detachments from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to collect unused prescription drugs.  Our detachment addresses can be obtained here:   Quincy Detachment (Now located in the Quincy Shopping Center, beside Gino’s Pizza) 2700 E. Dupont Ave Belle, WV […]

April 26, 2016: Warrant Sweep Yesterday 

Yesterday, April 25, 2016, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant sweep.  Eighteen people were arrested, clearing twenty warrants.  The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office regularly conducts warrant sweeps, sometimes specifically focusing on family court capiases or domestic violence.  This sweep was more broad and arrests were made for violent crimes, thefts, and many other […]

April 20, 2016: Arrest in Overnight Robbery 

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at around 10:45 p.m. a robbery was reported to Metro 911 at 301 West Main Street, near Saint Albans, WV.  The clerk at that 7-Eleven store said a masked man entered, fired at least one shot from a pistol, then demanded money.  He left the store with less than $100 […]

April 20, 2016: Arrest in Shooting Investigation 

On April 19, 2016 detectives with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, after consulting with the Office of the Prosecutor of Kanawha County, obtained warrants for malicious wounding and wanton endangerment for John Leroy Hudson (56 of Lacy Hollow, Charleston, WV) and Tommy Ray Mullins (37 of Rand, WV) for possession of a stolen vehicle.  The […]

April 18, 2016: Shooting on Route 114 

This morning (April 18, 2016) at approximately 9:20 a.m. a 911 call was placed reporting the theft of a side-by-side ATV from Ocean Drive, along Dutch Ridge Road.  Deputy J. Burdette was assigned the call, and was on his way to that location to investigate when a crash was reported at 9:41 a.m. on Route […]

April 14, 2016: DUI Checkpoint Saturday 


April 13, 2016: Press Conference Friday on Operation GPA 

On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. we will hold a press conference at Metro 911.  Their building is located at 200 Peyton Way, Charleston, near Southridge Center on Corridor G.  The speakers will announce plans for this year’s Operation:  GPA (Graduate Prom Alive).   Representatives from Kanawha County Schools, Metro 911, the Kanawha […]