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A man was sentenced yesterday for a death in February in St. Albans. Shawn Legg learned Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court that he'd be sentenced to one to three years for attempted accessory after the fact to murder in the death of Eva Woods. Her body was found in a shed behind her home, and investigators said she was murdered by her daughter, Jessica Woods. Legg said he told Jessica Woods how to dispose of her mother’s body. Jessica Woods is still awaiting results of a mental evaluation before her trial, which was scheduled this week.
A man who shot and killed a burglar last week at his home is facing charges in a separate incident now. David Campbell shot and killed Robert Carter last week after a warning shot at his home in Campbells Creek. Now Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say Campbell is charged with wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He had a permit, but it expired in September of this year. The charges come after an incident earlier this week when Campbell saw a friend of Robert Carter's and pointed a gun at him, chased him, and threatened to shoot him. Deputies say Campbell was convinced the man - Eddie Chapman - had assisted in the earlier burglary at his home.
A 28-year old St. Albans woman is facing charges after several bicycles were stolen. Cammy Lynn Johnson was arrested after a neighbor saw someone steal a bike off a porch on McKinley Avenue and leave in a truck. Police found the truck a short time after that near Carson Street and Jackson Avenue. Johnson's charges include obstructing an officer, simple possession of prescription medication, driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance.
A new West Virginia University housing complex is ready for students following construction delays. The delays forced about 600 students to find temporary housing before the beginning of classes in August. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the university has told students they can begin moving into University Place on Nov. 19. The university has offered the students free moving assistance. The $70 million apartment complex in Morgantown's Sunnyside neighborhood is a partnership between WVU and a private owner.
Hendricks Coal expects to lay off 90 workers at three mines and a coal preparation plant in Mingo County. A warning notice filed with Workforce West Virginia shows that the layoffs are expected to occur Dec. 1 at the company's No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 underground mines and at the prep plant. Online records show Charleston-based Hendricks Coal filed the notice of the layoffs, known as WARN, last week.
A 23-year old man was found passed out on the floor of the bathroom in the Dunbar library, and police say he overdosed on heroin. Jared Tardy is facing simple possession charges. Another man was with him in the bathroom and police think he may have been using heroin also. Since police didn't see him doing it, he won't be charged. Dunbar police say this highlights a statewide problem with heroin -- a problem that's ongoing.
The Kanawha County Humane Association is asking for help finding a dog that walked away from his foster home last Saturday and is in need of urgent medical attention after leg amputation surgery. The dog was last seen on Valley Road in the Edgewood/Cato Park area of Charleston. They think Matics was a stray in the Clendenin area for several months before ending up in the shelter. Anyone with informations on Matics should call the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association at (304) 342-1576.
Pratt Mayor Gary Fields is facing charges after his arrest Tuesday night. Chesapeake Police pulled him over after an officer saw him driving erratically near MacCorkle Avenue and 119th Street. He's been charged with DUI of controlled substances. Police say he admitted to taking prescribed medication, and was swaying back and forth during a field sobriety test and almost fell over. Fields was arrested in September 2013 for simple possession after police say they found prescription pills that weren't prescribed to him in his city issued car. Some residents organized a petition to have him removed, from office, but this past May, a three judge panel ruled in his favor and he was permitted to stay in office.
Charleston will pause today to honor Veterans today. The 73rd Kanawha Valley Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. with local high school JRROTC units, marching bands, military vehicles, horses, fire engines, and more. Line up to watch on Kanawha Boulevard, and it will move north on Capitol to Washington streets, west on Washington Street to Court Street, south on Court Street to Quarrier Street, then west on Quarrier Street to Clendenin Street, south on Clendenin Street to Kanawha Boulevard, east on Kanawha Boulevard and ending just east of Haddad Riverfront Park. There will be a short ceremony with a C-130 flyover at 11 a.m. by the 130th Airlift Wing.
The son of Mayor Danny Jones has been arrested. Zachary Jones was found passed out in a car shortly before 9pm last night, and police say pills were found in the car as he was parked in the lot of an emergency animal hospital. He's been charged with simple possession.