(02/05/2005)
TWO SHOT IN PARKERSBURG - A Saturday morning shooting at the Terrapin Park apartment complex in Parkersburg sent two people to the hospital. One of the victims is in critical condition.

Both the suspects were from Columbus and were visiting the area for a birthday party.

Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Hottenstein allegedly shot the two Saturday morning around 4 a.m., according to police.

Hottenstein admitted he had been arrested previously for other offenses. He faces two counts of malicious assault and eight counts of wanton endangerment.

Police also arrested 31-year-old Columbus resident Megan Brown. She is believed to have driven the car she and Hottenstein used to flee from the scene of the shooting.

Authorities said Hottenstein fired into a crowd of several people, leaving the two wounded. The victims are 35-year-old David Mosley of Saint Albans and 40-year-old Denise Turrill of Belpre. Mosley was shot in the thigh. He was treated and released.

The other victim is 40-year-old Denise Turrill of Belpre. She was taken by helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition.

ST. ALBANS SHOOTER SOUGHT - St. Albans police are seeking a man suspected of shooting at least one person Saturday. They are looking for Rodney Michael Hariston, 27, of St. Albans. His arrest warrant lists two counts of attempted murder and two counts of wanton endangerment.

Police responded to a call of shots fired at about 6:30 a.m. but found nothing at that time.

About a half hour later, they received a call that shooting victims were seeking treatment at Thomas Memorial Hospital. At least one person was shot and the other victim had minor injuries.

KENOVA BANK HELD-UP - Police were searching for a man who robbed a Kenova bank with a small-caliber handgun Friday.

A man wearing black pants and a black T-shirt held up the Fifth Third Bank, said a dispatcher for the Kenova Police Department. The man, who was also carrying a black book bag, used a handgun to rob the bank of an undisclosed amount of money, the dispatcher said.

The man left in a gray Ford Aerostar minivan, the dispatcher said. Police believe he was heading west toward the Kentucky border.

MAN KNIFED IN DISPUTE WITH GIRLFRIEND - A St. Albans man was hospitalized and another man was arrested after a stabbing Thursday.

Charles Welker, 47, allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend Marie Ott, 39, in St. Albans, said Lt. S.C. Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Robert Jordan, 45, tried to intervene, but Welker allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Jordan in the shoulder.

Jordan was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital and Welker was charged with malicious wounding, but he was released on bond.

POLICE KILL ARSON SUSPECT A suspected arsonist was killed Thursday by a State Police trooper after he fired a shotgun at the officer and two Wyoming County sheriff's deputies.

Roger Steele was shot twice in the upper torso by a trooper from the Jesse detachment.

The officers had gone to Steele's home in Brenton to question him about several arsons in the Shannon-Mill Creek area. When they arrived, Steele was sitting on his front porch holding a shotgun. They ordered Steele to put down the weapon but he opened fire, authories said.

The officers took cover behind their cruisers and then the trooper shot Steele, who died at the scene.

The trooper's name was not released. He will remain off duty until he undergoes a mandatory counseling session.


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