May 4, 2016: Drug Bust in Hugheston 

This morning the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s STOP Team served a search warrant in the 2000 block of Stephen’s Way in Hugheston.  At the same time they arrested a resident, Paul Fleet (50 years old of Hugheston), for possession with intent to deliver drugs.   While serving the search warrant two others texted Mr. Fleet […]

May 4, 2016: Opening Ceremony of Veterans Court 

Each year military veterans are charged with felony offenses in Kanawha County.  Many have medical, mental health, or other challenges including some related to their military service.  Veterans charged with felonies often need rehabilitative services only available through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Kanawha County Adult Drug Court has agreed to establish a Veterans […]

May 4, 2016: Arrests in Elkview Burglaries 

During the last eight months the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a series of crimes mostly in the Elkview and Pinch areas.  Six were in Kanawha City near CAMC Memorial Hospital.  Most occurred between September and November 2015.  Detectives were able to link four burglaries and 39 breaking and entering crimes, and they […]

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 […]