Chesapeake Fire Chief P.J. Johnson was arrested Wednesday on a bad check warrant, according to documents on file in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
In October 2008, according to court records, Johnson allegedly used the fire department's account to write a $4,549 check to Milton Sales Inc. of Rand for raffle supplies. The check was later returned for insufficient funds.
The businesses' owners went to magistrate court in March to force Johnson to make good on the check. A warrant for Johnson's arrest was issued on May 1.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A man who State Police say had nearly 300 marijuana plants in his basement was in jail Monday.
Sgt. Michael Baylous said Cpl. R.H. Greene and J.J. Overbaugh of the Quincy State Police detachment went to the Holly Grove home of Nathan Lee King Jr. about 1 p.m. Sunday and asked permission to search his house.
Baylous said troopers found 296 marijuana plants in the basement.
HERNSHAW, W.Va. -- W.Va. 94 in Hernshaw has reopened after being shut down due to a two-vehicle accident.
The crashed happened shortly before 4 p.m. between a Geo Prism and a Ford Taurus, according to a Metro 911 dispatcher.
Four people were injured in the accident and one person was stuck in one of the vehicles, the dispatcher said. The victims were transported to an area hospital.
RAND, W.Va. -- A man from Rand and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in connection with burglary and robbery at the end of February.
Joseph Whitney Nomar, 18, of Rand, and another juvenile male, have been linked to two burglaries and a first-degree robbery that took place in the 5600 block of Raven Drive, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
During the robbery, investigators believe that Nomar and the juvenile threatened a female victim with a firearm while stealing her purse, then allegedly broke into her home a few days later and stole additional items, according to the department.
An 18-year-old Chesapeake man was in jail Wednesday on charges he sexually abused a 9-year-old girl.
According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha Magistrate Court, Jeremy Don Jarrett, 18, of 1200 Venable Ave., Chesapeake, admitted to having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl on Jan. 2 and 5 in the girl's Chesapeake home.
Jack W. Ice of the Chesapeake Police Department said the girl told her mother about the alleged abuse, and that Jarrett admitted to the contact when confronted by the mother. Ice said he picked Jarrett up for questioning after receiving a call from Jarrett's stepmother and the victim's mother, who feared he might hurt himself.
Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said deputies responded to a call from Kelly's Creek Road in Cedar Grove just past 10 p.m. Sunday to investigate a reported stabbing. They found 37-year-old Randy Hill, of Montgomery, complaining of knife wounds.
Hill told deputies that his girlfriend, Holley Annette Woods, 25, of Hugheston, "became enraged over a disagreement and stabbed him four times with a knife," said Crosier. She then allegedly slashed three of the tires on Hill's truck and kicked the windshield before fleeing in another vehicle.Crosier said Hill was not seriously injured, and refused medical attention. The investigation continues.
The man hired some men to come to his house and do work today, according to a Metro 911 dispatcher.
"When the male took out his wallet to pay the worker, the man stole his wallet," the dispatcher said. "The worst part is the man was disabled and couldn't use his legs," so he couldn't defend himself.
The men got into a vehicle and fled the scene.
Detectives with the Kanawha Bureau of investigation arrested Jason William Holstein, 27 of Belle, and charged him with the murder. He is in South Central Regional Jail awaiting arraignment sometime today.
According to the initial report and medical examiner's autopsy, Scarbro had been severely beaten and shot at his residence in Chelyan on Monday. Investigators believe Holstein had planned to rob the victim of his drugs and money and killed the victim during the incident.
Police have said that Scarbro was the victim of an armed robbery in November. They said two armed men forced their way into Scarbro's home, threatened him and his family with a gun and took some money. At the time, police said they believed the robbery was drug-related.
EAST BANK, W.Va - A Riverside High School student was killed in a one-vehicle accident on W.Va 61 near Crown Hill Tuesday afternoon.
Andrea Buchanan, 17, a junior and cheerleader, was alone in the vehicle when her car went off the road, according to the West Virginia State Police.
Buchanan was traveling south on W.Va 61 near East Bank when her 2001 Toyota Camry left the right side of the road and struck an embankment. She was ejected from the vehicle and was thrown more than 60 feet before landing on the opposite side of the road. She was not wearing a seat belt.
A Fayette County woman was killed in an accident on Cabin Creek Road near Sharon Tuesday morning.
Misty Kay Boles, 31, of Fayetteville, pulled her Mercury Cougar out in front of a coal truck when she turned right from Sharon Hollow onto Cabin Creek Road, said State Police Sgt. Ken McCord. The truck hit the car on the passenger side, he said.
Passenger Joy Baumbush, 32, of Oak Hill, suffered a broken wrist and injured her knee and was taken to CAMC General Hospital.