(04/01/2008)
CHARLESTON MAN STABBED 20 TIMES - Hours went by Monday before a 911 call to help an East End man who had been beaten and stabbed 20 times.

Eugene Lewis Mills made his way down the stairs from his second-floor apartment to ask a neighbor to call 911.

Police said four hours had already passed since Jonathan Lee Parker allegedly had stabbed and beaten the 45-year-old Mills, indicating he was likely unconscious for a a time.

A crime scene tape surrounded the yard of the house yesterday and blood was visible on the front door of the apartment.

"Based on the scene there, it's hard to believe that someone could survive such an attack, but he did," police said.

Parker, 25, had previously lived there.

Parker could have been there to rob Mills, police indicating Parker has recently been either charged with, or is a suspect in, multiple crimes around Charleston.

FAYETTE MAN FOUND SHOT TO DEATH - A Fayette County man was found shot to death in his home Saturday and his killer is at-large.

William Lee McGraw, 52, was discovered by his brother, said Fayette County Sheriff Bill Laird. McGraw lived alone. His residence is located at the end of Rowe Hollow Road off Gatewood Road in Oak Hill.

McGraw, who police said worked at a local motel, is believed to have died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

"We are confident this is a homicide," the sheriff said.

No suspects or persons of interest have been identified, Laird said.

No signs of forced entry were found at the residence.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTIN' - A man was reportedly shot in the leg near a Beckley nightclub Friday night.

The incident happened on New River Drive, near Pikeview Lounge.

Emergency services responded to the scene, but the victim was not taken to the hospital.

FAIRMONT COLLEGE STUDENT SHOOTER AT LARGE - Fairmont police say they are looking for an Ohio man believed to have shot a Fairmont State student early Friday morning at a disturbance at a well-known bar.

Eric Sneed is listed in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Police have identified the men involved in the fight at Wize Guyz Bar that led to the shooting of Sneed, age 19, but a large number of witnesses to the event are not talking.

Police believe during the fight Marcelius Keith Likely pulled out a gun and shot Sneed in the neck and legs.

He lives in Fairmont but has ties to Akron, Ohio.

Two other Akron Ohio men have also been arrested in connection with the shooting. Claude Jones, 23 was arrested at a traffic stop and charged with accessory after the fact for malicious wounding. Police say he drove the get-a-way car after the shooting.

Police have also arrested Robert Jones, 33, described as a fugitive from justice.

All three men have arrest records in Fairmont, linked to guns and drugs.

"I just believe it's a sad statement that people are so desensitized that a man is almost killed and no one comes forward with information," said Police Chief Mark Hayes.

WHEELING GUNFIRE Wheeling police have persons of interest in the investigation of gunfire that sent people and vehicles scattering throughout Wheeling Island late Saturday night.

Two male and one female, residents of North Wabash Street on the island are in custody.

According to several witnesses, the shots rang out following an argument involving as many as six people. One witness said the shots were fired by a man who was attacked, kicked and beaten by a number of people.

When officers arrived at the scene they witnessed vehicles fleeing in multiple directions.

COTTAGEVILLE MAN STABBED - A Jackson County woman faces malicious wounding and burglary charges following a stabbing incident at Cottageville.

Crandle Redman, 40, of Carney Trailer Park, surrendered to Jackson County Deputy Sheriffs Gary Baldwin and Michael Strobbe.

Charles Michael Randolph, 37, was taken to Jackson General Hospital for treatment of stab wounds.

The officers found the man with a pair of stab wounds to his chest and abdomen. He was treated and released.

Randolph told the officers that Redman allegedly entered his residence unannounced and told him she was going to kill him.

Redman wielded a 12-inch knife with a rusty blade.

He said she attacked him with the knife, stabbing him twice before he was able to throw her out of the house.

Redman was arraigned in Magistrate Court, with bond set at $30,000 for the malicious wounding charge and $45,000 for nighttime burglary.


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