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Kanawha County Sheriff deputies on Sunday made an arrest on an outstanding warrant for felony breaking and entering. Tommy Edward Clark was arrested on Washington Street in South Charleston after deputies were initially sent to Mazella Quarries on Oakhurst Drive near Charleston after the owner had seen a man wearing camouflage enter a trailer on the property and then flee into the woods. A deputy followed fresh boot prints in the snow for about three miles, then met with South Charleston police officers and found Clark at a home on Washington Street. In addition to the outstanding warrant, Clark faces the additional charge of breaking and entering for the incident at the rock quarry.
Police are looking for someone who robbed the bar Max's Place in Kanawha City. Officers say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves started playing the slot machine, then walked the over to the clerk with a knife behind his back, and told the woman he was going to rob her. She ran, but the robber allegedly opened the cash register and ran off with unknown amount of cash. If you have information call Charleston Police.
Police have identified the man stabbed outside the Impulse nightclub early Sunday morning is a University of Charleston football player. Kevin Clemens was stabbed outside of Club Impulse early Sunday morning. He's a freshman on UC's 2012 football roster, and his is expected to be okay. A suspect has been arrested now by Charleston Police. Roland William Willis II was arrested Monday night and will be charged with malicious wounding. Officers think Willis and Clemmens got into an arugment outside the club and Clemens was stabbed when it escalated.
The Charleston Winter Series Walk/Runs give participants a chance to get outside and move, despite the chill. The third and final installment of the series is coming up Sunday, Feb 3. A 5,000-meter walk, which is 3.1 miles will start at 1 p.m. and a 10,000-meter run is starts at 2. Registration is $20 on the day of the event at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital. The start is at 31st Street and Virginia Avenue, and there will be traffic control as the walk/run winds its say through that area.
For more information about the Winter Series Walks/Runs or to register, visit: http://tallmantrackclub.com/winter_series.htm.
A Kanawha County woman is accused of stabbing her elderly boyfriend in the back. Sheriff's Deputies say 49-year-old Patricia Wilson stabbed 74-year-old Leo MicQuabbie in the back at a home in the 400 block of High Street Saturday afternoon and he was taken to CAMC General. The motive for the stabbing hasn't been released, but Wilson was arrested and arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
The icy conditions get the blame for a fatal accident Friday in Boone County. West Virginia State Police say Rachel Vicker was killed when the car she was in crashed head on into a truck. Snow and ice appear to have caused the wreck on Route 3 near Foster Hollow Road. No one else was seriously hurt.
Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday as the man was leaving Impusle night club on Capitol Street. He's been identified as 18-year old Kevin Clemens of Pittsburgh, and is expected to recover. The club has had problems in the past, and the Charleston Gazette reports this latest incident could be the last straw. The paper quotes Mayor Danny Jones saying "The place is a crime factory. Nothing but trouble comes out of that place." Impulse Club manager Robby Parsons defends the club and says Sunday's stabbing happened at the corner of Quarrier and Capitol streets, outside the club. Police are still looking for the person who stabbed Clemens. Anyone with information should call Charleston Police.
A preliminary hearing is set for today in Putnam County Magistrate Court for robbery suspect Janel Salmons. She's one of four suspects in an armed robbery case that left a man hospitalizd with head injuries. Meanwhile, a fourth person connected to the case was arrested Thursday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 34-year old Elvis Leo Russell Jr. Thursday in St. Albans. 22-year old Stephanie Bea Horn of Scott Depot had her bond reduced at a hearing Thursday and she waived her preliminary hearing. 27-year old Lewis Benson Day is also facing charges after the four allegedly held a couple at gunpoint December 9th.
Ravenswood police have sent notice of a scam, so residents outside Ravenswood can be cautious. According to the notice alert from Ravenswood police, the scams are being conducted by phone and door to door. A caller targets the elderly and pretends to be a family member. The person asks them to post his/her bond to get out of jail. In another scam, a door-to-door solicitor asks to come inside to clean their carpets for free. Once the person gets inside, another person robs the homeowner. If you are contacted or someone comes to your door asking for money, you're urged to call the police.
The Kanawha County Drug Court held its graduation Thursday afternoon in the Old County Courthouse and Judge Jennifer Bailey was part of the event. Since taking their first Drug Court Client in July 2009, the Kanawha County Sheriff's office says the Drug Court has graduated thirty-eight clients, and the graduates have a relapse into criminal behavior just 13.16% of the time, far below the National Average. And the sheriff's office adds they've had five drug-free babies born since they started taking Drug Court clients, and they've saved over $2 million in jail costs.