NITRO, W.Va. -- Fire destroyed a house near Nitro on Sunday.
Nitro Mayor Rusty Casto said flames were reported shooting out of a home on Cochran Lane just outside Nitro city limits at about 6 p.m. By the time firefighters arrived, fire was burning through the roof and three walls.
"The house was so involved by the time they got there that they basically did a controlled burn," Casto said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff's deputies are looking for two men involved in a shooting incident on Tuesday.
Lt. Sean Crosier said a 29-year-old man from Cross Lanes told deputies he was jogging on 40th Street in Nitro at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when he was approached by two men. Crosier said one of the men allegedly pulled a gun on the man and the other assaulted him.
During the ensuing scuffle, the man was shot in the arm, Crosier said. Crosier said the victim told deputies he then went home and had his girlfriend drive him to the hospital.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A South Charleston man was in jail Monday after passing out in a store parking lot.
Nitro police responded to the Nitro Walmart at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of an unresponsive person, according to Patrolman H.R. Blake II.
Upon arriving, officers allegedly found Joshua Michael Elswick, 20, slumped over in the front seat of the car. Elswick was eventually awakened by officers, Blake said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An elderly woman and two children were able to get out of a burning house in Nitro on Sunday.
Nitro firefighters and police responded to a house fire at 4043 40th St. at about 3:30 p.m. to find smoke coming out of the residence, according to Ptl. H.R. Blake II of the Nitro Police Department. The elderly resident and two children were taken to a neighbor's house.
Blake said the fire was quickly put out, and firefighters were able to rescue the family dog. No firefighters were injured.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County magistrate's son was stabbed in the shoulder and head by one of his roommates after an argument over rent money turned violent in Nitro on Wednesday, police said.
Christina Rena Page, 21, of 13th Street in Nitro, allegedly confronted one of her two roommates, Julianna Elswick, about rent money that Elswick and her boyfriend, Paris Workman II, allegedly owed Page, according to the criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Workman is the son of Kanawha County Magistrate and former Marmet police detective Paris Workman. He was elected magistrate in November 2008.
Nitro police arrested 20-year-old Katie Lynn Smith Thursday on a fraudulent schemes charge. She had worked at Lowe's.
A criminal complaint in county court says a security video shows Smith selling the man a pressure washer worth several hundred dollars for $3.66. That's the price of an 80-pound bag of concrete.
The complaint says Smith admitted incorrectly ringing up nearly $20,000 worth of merchandise in four months for "a male she desired as a boyfriend.''
NITRO, W.Va. -- A man was robbed at knifepoint in Nitro on Thursday.
According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha Magistrate Court, Stephanie Knox, 19, told police she lured Newton Margolis to her apartment at 2535 Third Ave. at about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Once inside the apartment, George Henderson IV, 24, allegedly pulled a knife and demanded the man's wallet and money, said Patrolman H.R. Blake II of the Nitro Police Department. Henderson also lived in the apartment, according to the criminal complaint.