(08/03/2009)
SHOT TO DEATH IN CAR - Nitro police say 23-year-old Domenick Guidry of Carson, California, was shot between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday as he entered an apartment complex last week.

Eight shell casings were found near the entrance to the complex.

Residents called 911 after numerous shots were fired.

An apartment was hit, but no one was injured.

CHARLESTON MAN SHOOTS SELF BEFORE COURT HEARING - A Charleston man who told authorities that he burned a tenant out of a rental property because she associated with blacks, shot himself in a Kanawha City motel, Thursday.

Daryl Lee Fierce, 70, was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court, but he never made it to the hearing.

Defense attorney John Mitchell Jr. told the court that Fierce had been hospitalized after apparently shooting himself once in the chest in a suicide effort.

Fierce has been in the intensive care unit at CAMC General Hospital.

Fierce set fire to a house as his new 19-year-old tenant slept inside because she had black and bi-racial visitors to her home.

Fierce also admitted that he used racial epithets to describe her friends.

SHOOTING BRINGS MALICIOUS WOUNDING CHARGE - Police have obtained a malicious wounding warrant for 27-year-old Jon Paul Clements, who shot Darrell Johnson in the abdomen at a South Charleston home, Saturday.

Johnson, the shooting victim, when released from the hospital could be facing some charges of his own.

A domestic violence petition was ordered against him by the woman who was living in the home where the shooting happened.

Police indicate Johnson used force to knock down the door of the woman's house.

ARMED HOLD-UP IN MORGANTOWN - State Police in Morgantown are investigating an armed robbery at the Allstar Express in Dellslow.

Police spoke with employees and viewed surveillance video that showed two males wearing black clothing that also covered their faces as they entered the store, Saturday.

One of the males pointed a gun and the clerk gave him the money.

BANK HEIST - Police in Preston County are searching for a man they say robbed the WesBanco in Masontown Thursday.

A black male about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds and wearing a hoodie flashed a semiautomatic weapon and demanded money, officials say.

None of the employees received injury.

The FBI, State Police, Preston County Sheriff's Department, and Masontown Police Department are all aiding in the search.

This is the second time a WesBanco has been robbed in Preston County.

ST. ALBANS MAN DEPRESSED - A St. Albans man was arrested after allegedly firing a semi-automatic assault rifle in the air.

"He didn't give much of a reason," said Patrolman Marc Gilbert of the St. Albans Police Department. "He did state that he was depressed."

Graigory Dempsey, 30, was charged Friday with two felony counts of wanton endangerment following the alleged shooting incident.

Police say they found five 7.62 mm shell cases in the street.

PUTNAM STORE HIT TWICE - Putnam County's sheriff says a Speedway convenience store has been robbed for the second time in three weeks.

Police say a white male wearing a black mask and jacket and blue jeans walked into the convenience store and pointed a revolver at the clerk, Friday.

He got away with $222 and 5 to 10 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.

Three weeks ago the same store was robbed.

STABBED IN PARKING LOT - Huntington Police are investigating an apparent stabbing that occurred Friday night. Cabell County 911 says that a clerk at the Chevron on 1002 9th Avenue called and and said a woman was in the parking lot and had been stabbed several times.

The woman was taken to a local hospital. No word on the extent of her injuries.


Hur Herald ©from Sunny Cal
The information on these pages, to the extent the law allows, remains the exclusive property of Bob Weaver and The Hur Herald. information cannot be not be used in any type of commercial endeavor, or used on a web site without the express permission of the owner. Hur Herald published printed editions 1996-1999, Online ©Hur Herald Publishing, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019