Saturday, July 02, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...7-3-'11
- A vehicle rollover in the area of 5th Street Road in Huntington at 1:12 A.M. Saturday morning sent one woman to the hospital and 20 year old Joshua Barr to the Western Regional Jail charged with DUI causing injury. Police say Barr was heading south when he swerved, hit the median, flipped and landed on an SUV.
- Talbert Dehaven III, who also goes by the name “Chip,” escaped from the Beckley Correction Facility, where he was serving time for forgery and uttering, between 2:00 - 3:00 A.M. Saturday morning. Police think he may have gone to Virginia, where he is originally from. Dehaven is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs roughly 200 pounds, has brown hair, blue eyes and a shaved head. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dehaven is urged to contact Raleigh County’s detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
- Kentucky State Police located an elderly West Virginia couple at about 5:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon after Wayne County 911 dispatchers had issued a Silver Alert for French James Napier, 86, and his 81 year old wife Elizabeth May, of Prichard, who were last seen Friday at approximately 4:30 P.M. at Chase Bank in Wayne. The couple was on their way to meet family at Pullman Square in Huntington. The couple's family was worried because French James has dementia and diabetes and Elizabeth has Alzheimer's. Dispatchers had gotten a call about a car swerving all over the southbound lane of I-75 at the 115 mile marker near Mt. Sterling. When KSP found the car on a side road, they realized it was the Napiers. Family msmbers picked them up at the KSP station in Morehead
- Timothy David Chapman, 33, of Wayne has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse after state police say he had pictures of a 14 year old boy, partially-clothed with his wrists, arms and legs duct-taped or tied with a rope. The photos, taken in November and December of 2008, were found on a thumb drive by Chapman's ex-wife and taken to state police. Bond was set at $100,000.
- A fire that started in a garage of a Chelyan home on Church Street belonging to Becky Adkins quickly spread to the adjacent Paul White Chevrolet car dealership Friday afternoon, destroying the business's storage building and body shop. Paul White Chevrolet Inc. general manager Margie Hancock said employees rushed to salvage whatever they could from the two buildings before they were destroyed, including a 1981 Corvette.
- Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper wants to ban the use of electronic cigarettes for county workers on the job. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department recently banned their use on Health Department property and in Health Department vehicles, and the state banned them for state employees on state property. Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, thinks there are enough questions about the safety of electronic cigarettes that health officials decided to ban the devices on Health Department property, and he would love to ban electronic cigarettes countywide but doesn't have the science to back the move up.
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