Sunday, April 24, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...4-25-'11
- Police say Stacey Nicole Wilson, 27, from Victor in Fayette County, was reported missing on Friday night after her car had gotten stuck in a muddy area and she left on foot. Her vehicle was found Friday night. On Saturday, tracking dogs and an aviation team located Wilson's body in the Gauley River under some steep rock cliffs near Jodie. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
- David Sparks, a work release inmate who escaped from the Greenup County Detention Center Thursday was caught Sunday after Cabell County Sheriff’s Deputies received a tip that Sparks was staying at the Red Roof Inn next door to the Days Inn on Rt. 60 in Huntington. By the time Deputies searched the Red Roof Inn, Sparks had checked in at the Days Inn. Three women, Debbie Johnson, Holly Ployer and Stefani Tucker, were arrested along with Sparks. Johnson was charged with aiding Sparks' escape in Greenup County. Ployer and Tucker were charged with misdemeanors of being accessories after the fact.
- John King, the longtime director of operations for the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, was arrested around 3:30 A.M. Sunday morning on aggravated DUI charges. According to the criminal complaint, police got a tip that a man was intoxicated at the McDonald's on Jefferson Road. When officers responded, they found King in a car with his foot on the break and the car turned on. The complaint states that King had a strong odor of alcohol on him, and he failed three sobriety tests. Charleston police say King rendered a .239 BAC during a sobriety test. King is a state official tasked with overseeing operations at West Virginia's 10 regional jails. He has been released on bond.
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