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Category: CrimeWatch

University student arrested after social media threat

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) – Police have arrested a 21-year-old student at Alderson Broadus University in West Virginia after they were notified of a campus threat made...

6 months in jail for ex-athlete in attack on kissing men

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Marshall University football player has been sentenced to six months in jail in an attack on two men he saw kissing. Steward...

Raleigh Co. man barricades self in attic to avoid federal warrant

RALEIGH CO., WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County man tried to barricade himself in his attic as law enforcement officials tried to serve him with a federal warrant. It...

Fayette Co. burglary suspect spotted walking around Mt. Hope; arrested

FAYETTE CO., WV (NEWS RELEASE) – The suspect sought out in the Mahan burglary incident has been arrested this evening. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following...

Fayette Co. Sheriff ID’s woman who stole car, jewelry … and cancer meds as Brandy Addison

FAYETTE CO., WV (NEWS RELEASE UPDATE) – Sheriff Mike Fridley of is announcing that warrants have been issued in regards to the Burglary incident in the Mahan...

Buchanan charged with murder after allegedly hiding dead body in Crab Orchard

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A Raleigh County Grand Jury has charged Rayburn Buchanan, Jr. with first degree murder, hiding a dead human body, and helping a Logan County...

Judge throws the book at Beckley man who ran over cop with ATV

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) — Timothy Howard II faces up to 15 years in prison for hitting a Beckley Police officer with an ATV back in July, 2016. The 26-year-old, who is...

Investigators: Beckley man wanted to have sex with 13-year-old

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Raleigh County deputies said a man was arrested after he was accused of soliciting a 13-year-old girl for sex. James Kenneth Fruia...

Police Searching For Wanted Suspect Who Stole Cancer Medication, Firearms and a Car

A husband and wife went out of town on Sunday afternoon and came back home on Monday night to find their home broken into.  “Mahan is a small community in...

Man charged with trying to kill girlfriend by setting her on fire now faces more charges

UPDATE (9/19):  In reference to the previously reported attempted murder on Earle Street, Dwayne Lane has now been charged with the following additional offenses; he...