CALHOUN MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE OFFENSES - Charges Reportedly Related To Nobe Rd. Incidents


A Calhoun man was arrested late Thursday by the WV State Police on multiple charges, reportedly related to incidents at the Norma Joy Freshour property on Nobe Road.

James Forest Blankenship, 25 (left) has been charged with wanton endangerment, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to Central Regional Jail.

Bond has been posted at $45,000.

The residence of Norma Joy Freshour and her three children was a total loss yesterday evening, as a result of fire. The house was fully engulfed when the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department arrived following a 4:15 p.m. call to 911.

No one was home when the blaze started.

Sources at the fire scene said neighbors spotted individuals with sheets over their heads reportedly near the house when the fire started, these statements yet to be confirmed.

State Fire Marshal Eric Bostick is investigating the cause of the blaze.

The Freshour family said a fire that destroyed their home on Big Root in 2008 was the result of arson.

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