Saturday, February 05, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...2-6-'11
- Charleston Police say Stiney Richards, 38, of Detroit, hit an officer with his vehicle while the Metro Drug Unit was conducting an undercover sting at a home on Grant Street Friday night, forcing police to open gunfire. Police say a large amount of crack cocaine was being purchased and the drug unit was attempting to take Richards into custody. During his attempted escape, Richards was shot, but kept driving a few blocks until he crashed into another car. Richards later died from his injuries. The officer transported to a hospital has been released.
- Thomas J. "Grumpy" Morris, 68, of Dunbar, the former president of the Avengers Motorcycle Club was sentenced Friday in federal court to more than two years in prison for conspiring to kidnap. Morris pleaded guilty in February 2010 to ordering others to locate and hold a biker identified as "Badger" who had broken into the home of Pagans national vice president Floyd B. "Diamond Jesse" Moore and beat Moore and his girlfriend with a baseball bat in June 2007.
- By a vote of 55-37, the House of Delegates passed a measure Friday that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts. sending it to the Senate. A provision legalizing the sport also known as ultimate fighting or cage fighting was put into wider legislation (HB2562) to reorganize the state Athletic Commission. Under the proposal, the Lottery Commission would give the Athletic Commission legal and secretarial support, as well as office space.
- James "Jimmy" Sigmon, 38, of Elkview, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder and unlawful wounding, admitting he shot his former girlfriend's nephew, David Sharp, in the back and buttocks following an argument last November 2nd. Kanawha County assistant prosecutor Fred Giggenbach says Sharp told him that he had been on a 36-hour drinking bender when he got into an argument with Sigmon. Sharp was upset that Sigmon was dating his aunt, Sonja Lea Flack.
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