|RITCHIE WOMAN SHOOTS HUSBAND OVER "AFFAIR" - A Ritchie County woman allegedly shot her husband Tuesday saying she thought he was cheating on her with a woman who might have a venereal disease, police said.|
Hallie N. Hardbarger, 69, of Auburn was shot by his wife, Mollie A. Hardbarger, 73. He was in critical condition in ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was shot once in the lower left area of his abdomen with a .22-caliber rifle.
Ms. Hardbarger has been charged with one count of malicious wounding.
The suspect told police she believed her husband was cheating on her with female neighbor.
Mollie Hardbarger was placed under arrest, but was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, complaining of chest pains.
STUDENT BRINGS LOADED GUN ON BUS - A 13-year-old middle school student has been arrested in Raleigh County for allegedly bringing a loaded gun onto a school bus.
Beckley police report that the gun was found aboard a bus loaded with students from Beckley-Stratton Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School.
Captain Tomi Peck said the bus driver had pulled over to allow police to search students one-by-one as they came off the bus.
Lieutenant W. C. Bowden found the .22-caliber handgun before all the students were searched.
The gun was found between seats on the bus, and it was loaded.
The Beckley-Stratton student was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
A Raleigh County judge ordered the boy be detained at a juvenile facility.
MAN WHO SHOT FOUR OFFICERS CONVICTED - A Randolph County man has been convicted on 45 counts relating to a 13-hour standoff with police in 2003 in which four officers were shot.
The jury returned the guilty verdict against 31-year-old Scott Ennis in Morgantown. The trial was moved to Monongalia County because of publicity in Randolph County.
The charges included malicious assault of officers, attempted malicious assault, attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and wanton endangerment with a firearm.
The stand-off occurred when police went to the Montrose farmhouse Ennis was renting after he became a suspect in a Buckhannon incident.
When police tried to apprehend Ennis for speeding on May 18th, 2003, he reportedly fired seven shots into the windshield of a Buckhannon police cruiser.
He then tried to run over an Upshur County sheriff's deputy before ramming the deputy's vehicle with his truck.
A sentencing date not been set.