July 25, 2014: Fleeing Felon Caught on Wills Creek Road

On the afternoon of July 24, 2014 Deputy S. Cowan of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a breaking and entering on Newhouse Branch Road, in the Elkview patrol area.  When he arrived he spoke to the owner of the residence about what was stolen.  One of the items was a blue and[...]

July 17, 2014: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Governor’s  Highway Safety Program will be conducting a high visibility sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on WV Rt. 817 near Saint Albans.    The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has a “zero” tolerance when it comes to impaired driving[...]

July 14, 2014: Surveillance Stills From Bank Robbery

July 14, 2014: Bank Robbery in Elkview

On July 14, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m. a man entered the Elkview branch of Poca Valley Bank and committed a robbery. He brandished a firearm and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was a white male, 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall, 145-160 pounds, and was wearing a blue sweatshirt, camouflage[...]

July 12, 2014: Update on Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The scene of the motorcycle crash on U.S. Route 60 near Hughes Creek in Kanawha County is now cleared.  The deceased driver of the only vehicle involved, a motorcycle, was Robert Payne (52 of Barboursville, WV).    The Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the road to the right, traveling west bound.  After following the guardrail[...]

July 12, 2014: Car Crashes Into Garage in Sissonville

On July 12, 2014, at approximately 7:44 a.m. a crash was reported to Metro 911 in the area of Sissonville Drive and White Oak Drive in the Sissonville area of Kanawha County, WV.  A caller reported seeing a crash in his rearview mirror.  He said he saw another vehicle traveling north travel across the road’s[...]

July 12, 2014: Fatality near Hughes Creek

Eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 60 near Hughes Creek is shut down at this time, effective 5:50 p.m.  Metro 911 received reports of a motorcycle crash in the area at approximately 5:43 p.m.  One witness reported to the 911 operators the cyclist struck a deer.  The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead.   The[...]

July 12, 2014: Additional Info on Disturbance at Theater

Below are some additional facts about last night’s arrest at the Great Escape Theatre in Nitro, WV.   Tod Austin Ingram was arrested after threatening to shoot at least one other person in the movie house.  During the search incident to his arrest no firearms were found on his person.    The movie being shown[...]

July 12, 2014: Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Movie-goers

On July 11, 2014 at approximately 8:50 p.m. a security guard at the Great Escape Theater at Nitro Marketplace called Metro 911 to report a disturbance.  Patrons leaving the theater told the guard about a man in one of the screening rooms who was threatening to shoot people during the movie.    According to witnesses[...]

July 11, 2014: Identity of Driver in I-79 Crash

The driver who was killed in yesterday afternoon’s crash at the 7 mile marker of I-79 was Michael Lee McKinney, 46 years old of Clay, WV. – Cpl. B. D. Humphreys Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office 301 Virginia St. E. Charleston WV 25301 304-357-0732 / 304-951-7328 Follow us on Twitter: @kanawhasheriff www.kanawhasheriff.us

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