(05/29/2007)
FAYETTE MEN SHOT TO DEATH - Three people died Monday after they were gunned down while riding off-road vehicles in a rural area of Fayette County.

Authorities have arrested a man from the Hico area for the triple homicide.

Gary Dwayne Martin, 56 (left) is being held on three counts of murder at the Southern Regional Jail.

Fayette County Sheriff Bill Laird identified the shooting victims: 24-year-old Carl Blaine Cox, 23-year-old Christopher Lee Legg and 22-year-old Dustin Tyler Hughes, all of Hico.

The sheriff said some type of altercation happened between the three men and Martin. Martin opened fire on them.

One of the victims was on a trail bike and the other two were riding ATVs.

74-YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH WANTON ENDANGERMENT - A 74-year-old Sissonville man has been accused of shooting at his son and his son's fiancée.

Roy M. Wilkinson has been charged with wanton endangerment.

Wilkinson's son said his father got angry over a minor situation and threatened to shoot him and his fiancée, according to a Kanawha County Sheriff's deputy.

He said Wilkinson kept getting angrier and and got a shotgun.

Wilkinson went outside where the son and his fiancée were standing and fired one shot at the ground near their feet.

No one was struck by the gunfire.

ARMED HOLD-UP FOR BIKE - There was an armed robbery Sunday afternoon at Ritter Park in Huntington. The thieves weren't after money, but an expensive, custom-built bike.

Huntington Police caught up with the robbery suspects a few blocks away from the park. The bike had been stolen the night before out of the victim's car.

Sunday afternoon, the victim and his friends spotted the bike while they were playing ball at the park.

When the victim asked for his bike back, police say the suspect gave it to him, but returned to the park with his brother who had a gun.

Officers say the victim and his friends gave up the bike and called 911.

After police arrested the suspects, the victim got his bike back and police recovered a handgun from one of the suspects.


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