Injured Trooper Leaves the Hospital

The West Virginia State trooper that had been in the hospital since New Year's Eve has been released from the hospital, according to reports from WBOY TV and MSNBC. Sgt. Aaron Nichols was injured while off duty, trying to apprehend a shoplifter at the Goody's Department Store in St. Albans. Nichols approached Jennifer Garretson in the parking lot and she struck him with her car. He was taken to CAMC with a serious head injury, and at times was on a ventilator. There's no timetable for Nichols' return to work as a state trooper.