Saturday, March 19, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...3-20-'11
- Early Saturday morning, Nitro Police went to the Crossroads Village Apartments after receiving several calls about shots fired and a black male seen breaking into cars. Police arrested 22 year old Allan Eugene Belcher II and charged him with wanton endangerment following a foot chase. Several witnesses say Belcher shot at an individual who tried to confront him about breaking into cars.
- A police standoff that lasted nearly 10 hours ended with the suspect dead, his home burnt to the ground, an officer wounded and a K-9 fatally shot. Responding to a call about gunshots fired, a Lincoln County deputy went to a home along Route 10 in Ranger about 6:00 P.M. Friday, where 60 year old Jesse Roger Stacy barricaded himself in. Troopers from Hamlin, Huntington, Logan, Wayne and Special Operations responded to the scene. After hours of being barricaded inside, Stacy started shooting at police, a Special Response Team entered the home and a fire broke out. State Police say, when Stacy wounded one of the officers and killed one of their police dogs, they were forced to kill him.
- West Virginia state tax officials say appraisers will conduct property assessments this year in 12 counties. Independent appraisers are working as contractors for the state Tax Department and will review land values, neighborhood boundaries, validate sales and collect other information. The counties are: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming.
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