(10/19/2005)
POCAHONTAS MAN KILLS BROTHER - A Pocahontas County man has been charged in the shooting death of his brother.

Twenty-seven-year-old Israel Russel Davis reportedly shoot and killed 22-year-old Myron Davis on Saturday, following a disagreement in Bartow.

After officers arrived at the scene, Israel Davis turned himself in. He's being held without bond in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

A GOOD HATCHET CAN REPLACE A SHARP KNIFE - An Ona man allegedly robbed an elderly relative while using a hatchet and has also been arrested for injuring a deputy sheriff.

Jerry Pulley Junior, 39, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, unlawful wounding of an officer, armed robbery, daytime burglary, grand larceny, brandishing a deadly weapon, destruction of property and resisting arrest.

The man allegedly struck his 71-year-old uncle in the head and stole his wallet and car. The victim lost part of an ear and suffered a cut to his head from the hatchet.

Pulley is being held in Western Regional Jail.

MINGO DRUG DEALERS INDICTED FOR MURDER - A federal grand jury has indicted two Mingo County residents in the April murder of a drug informant.

The US District Court allege George Lecco and Valerie Friend beat and shot to death 33-year-old Carla Collins because she was helping federal investigators.

The indictment says the pair murdered Collins amid the cocaine conspiracy and them schemed to hide and destroy evidence from the killing.

Lecco and Friend were part of a ring that sold cocaine in the Red Jacket area of Mingo between June 2004 and May 2005.

LINCOLN VOTER FRUAD SUSPECT "PACKING HEAT" - A Lincoln County man in the ongoing election fraud probe in southern West Virginia has been convicted on a gun charge.

A federal jury has found Clifford Vance guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 44-year-old Vance is among six men indicted on charges alleging they conspired to buy votes to influence elections in Lincoln County.

The charges mainly involve Democratic Party primaries. Vance's co-defendants include Lincoln County Assessor Jerry Weaver and Clerk Greg Stowers.


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