(04/24/2009)
WELCH MEN HAVE KNIFE FIGHT - Two men from McDowell County were wounded after an apparent knife fight in the Oozley Hollow area.

Jeffery Price, 46, of Paynesville and Denfert Dewayne Blankenship, 25, of Bradshaw, allegedly got into an argument which led to both men stabbing each other.

Police said Price had numerous stab wounds to his torso and head and Blankenship had several cuts on his hands.

HUNTINGTON HOLD-UP - Sheriff Deputies are investigating an armed robbery at the Lightning Mine, Tuesday.

A customer in the video parlor was reportedly duct taped to a chair during the robbery.

Both were wearing hoodie's and sunglasses, with the older man armed.

The pair got away with an unknown amount of money.

LOTTERY HOLD-UP IN BECKLEY - A man has been arrested in the robberies of two different video lottery businesses in Raleigh County.

Jeffery Steele, 28, of Daniels, was arrested after allegedly robbing Alice's in Beaver on April 12 and Pops in Daniels on April 22.

Steele admitted to both crimes, according to the Raleigh County Sheriff.

Steele is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and is being held at Southern Regional Hail on a $250,000 bond.

STAND-OFF IN JEFFERSON COUNTY - A Jefferson County man who police say was involved in a Wednesday standoff with police was taken into custody Thursday.

Police found him hiding in a secret room located in the attic of the home in which he took refuge.

Eddie Penland, 21, was taken into custody after authorities and family members convinced him to surrender.

Penland was armed with a handgun.

Penland had sustained a gunshot wound to his arm Wednesday, after he had pointed a stolen M4 assault rifle at a bail bondsman who bailed him out of jail earlier in the day.

The bail bondsman fired at least two shots at Penland before fleeing the home with his colleague and calling 911.

Police said Penland had been in jail on a $100,000 bail since early April following an arrest on a firearms charge.

DETROIT MAN HAS 4-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE - A Detroit man faces a several charges following a four hour standoff with Huntington Police.

Police say Jamar Gillum kidnapped a woman he knew, along with his infant child from a home on Gallaher Street.

The woman and child were able to get away.

Officers surrounded a house in that neighborhood where Gillum was hiding.

After nearly four hours, police got a warrant and SWAT team members went into the house.

Gillum was found hiding in the basement of another house.

adjacent house.

They say he had a gun.

Gillum is also wanted in Detroit for marijuana trafficking.

MORGANTOWN MALICIOUS WOUNDING - Troopers pulled a car over on Route 7 East that matched a vehicle description for a malicious wounding.

When the officers approached the driver they discovered he had a stab wound on his lower back.

The driver told police he was driving himself to the hospital after his girlfriend stabbed him.

Troopers then arrested Kelly Lynn Henkins and charged her with malicious wounding.

KNIFING AT MORGANTOWN BAR - A woman was stabbed twice and robbed at a Morgantown bar.

The incident happened at Mavericks on Grafton Road.

Surveillance video shows a white man approach two patrons playing lottery machines and that's when the robbery took place.

The woman was stabbed and also suffered minor cuts during the struggle.

The man made off with a purse and some money.


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