(08/16/2006)
FEUD ENDS IN MURDER - It was a feud resulting in murder. State Police have charged a 16-year-old boy and his stepfather in a fatal shooting in Wyoming County.

The teen is charged with first-degree murder and wanton endangerment with a firearm. His stepfather, 57-year-old Frank Graham Senior, is being held in Southern Regional Jail on charges of wanton endangerment and accessory to murder before the fact.

Police say Graham and the teen both fired several shots from a shotgun and pistol at a residence in Craney Hollow near Kopperston.

Twenty-four-year-old Delbert Rollins of Oceana was struck once in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

Berkel says there was an ongoing feud between the Rollins' and the suspects.

MOTORCYCLE RIDER SHOOTING - Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies say a Ravenswood man shot his girlfriend during a dispute near Sissonville Sunday night.

55-year-old Steven Black and 39-year-old Beverly Lively, also of Ravenswood, were riding a motorcycle on Call Road just off of I-77 near Sissonville when the shooting happened.

Motorists spotted Lively on the ground. Black told them she fell from the motorcycle, but a witness reportedly saw the shooting.

Lively suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Black is being charged with malicious wounding.

MERCER MAN COMMITS MURDER - A Mercer County man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a Summers County man over the weekend.

Thirty-six-year-old James Proffitt of Camp Creek is accused of killing 34-year-old Indian Mills resident Hank Blankenship late Sunday night during an altercation in Kegley.

The murder weapon was found in Proffitt's vehicle.

HATE CRIME STABBING - A 19-year-old high-school dropout has been charged in connection with a racially motivated stabbing in MacArthur.

Willis Wilson is charged with malicious wounding and a civil rights violation-hate crime.

He is accused of stabbing James Yearout, a black, on a roadside.

Police said Wilson and Yearout were school acquaintances, but Wilson dropped out in the 10th grade.

FIREARMS SEIZED - Deputies seized six firearms from a Nicholas County man's home and charged him with being a felon in possession of firearms.

James Lewis Frame, 30, of Birch River was arrested Thursday by Nicholas County sheriff's deputies for domestic violence, federal officials said in a press release.

Frame was convicted of felonies in 2003 in Arkansas for drug trafficking and in 1997 in Braxton County for possession of stolen explosives.

Shooting suspect turns self in SHOOTS SON-IN-LAW - An Alum Creek man turned himself in to State Police yesterday after he allegedly shot his son-in-law during an altercation.

Mark Adams, 46, got in an argument about his granddaughter with Jason Fontenot, 19, of Virginia, according to police.

Fontenot was shot once below the knee with a pistol. He was under evaluation at a Charleston Area Medical Center hospital.

Adams was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment and is being held on $40,000 property bond at Western Regional Jail.


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