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Category: CrimeWatch

Greenbrier County Man Escaped Police Cruiser And Broke Into A Home Looking For Ginseng

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – One man arrested for breaking into a home and escaping while in police custody. Larry Phipps, 53, of Clintonville, broke into a home...

Police: Parents starve, bind, cage 21-year-old disabled son

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The mother and stepfather of a 21-year-old man with a genetic disability that prevents him from speaking are accused of beating, binding and...

Man Arrested For Firing Shots In Mount Hope

MOUNT HOPE, WV (WOAY) –  A Fayette County man is in jail tonight following a domestic incident involving a gun. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following...

State Police Arrest Fourth Person In Connection To A Body Found In Wyoming County

UPDATE: (7/11/2018 at 10 pm) WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A fourth person has been arrested in connection to a body found in Wyoming County. West Virginia State...

Beckley Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Beckley firefighter pled guilty today to committing mail fraud, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Michael Cowger, 50, admitted that he...

UPDATE: Three Arrested, One Wanted In Connection To Murder In Beckley

UPDATE: (7/11/2018 at 3:00 pm ) BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Three people have been arrested in connection to a murder of a 19-year-old girl at the Travelodge. Tyrique...

UPDATE: Fayette County Man Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder, Eligible For Parole After 15 Years

UPDATE: FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry E. Harrah, II announces that Derrick Crouse, of Oak Hill, was convicted of murder in...

UPDATE: One Man Arrested For Murdering A 19 Year Old In Beckley

UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man has been arrested for killing a 19-year-old in Beckley on Monday, July 9, 2018. Jonthan Kaleb Bird, 21, was arrested late...

Fayette County Man Arrested For Head Butting A Firefighter And Busting His Lip

DANESE, WV (WOAY) – A man from Layland, WV of Fayette County, wrecked his vehicle while driving under the influence and headbutting a firefighter. On Sunday, July...

Officer Finds Inmate With Marijuana In Southern Regional Jail

BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – A correctional officer found an inmate with marijuana. On Monday, July 9, 2018, at around 3:30 pm, a State Trooper was called to the Southern...