(06/05/2010)
SHOOTS HUSBAND - Police say a South Charleston woman shot her husband in the arm. According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Joe Tagnesi called 911 to report that he had been shot by his wife, Debra Dawn Tagnesi, 56.

Police said they found Joe Tagnesi lying in the yard outside his home with a gunshot wound.

Tagnesi told police his wife had shot him with a .38 caliber handgun.

Debra Tagnesi was charged with a felony count of malicious wounding.

STABS HUSBAND OVER REMOTE CONTROL - A Moundsville woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband during an argument over a TV remote control.

Francine Ann Sullivan, 46, of Moundsville is charged with one felony count of malicious assault and one count of domestic battery.

She was arraigned before Marshall County Magistrate David Buzzard after being arrested at her home Sunday by sheriff's deputies. A male caller told dispatchers "a female stabbed him and took off."

Police found the man inside a "repair shop" at the back of the property, according to the criminal complaint.

The man, who identified himself as Barry Sullivan, had several lacerations on his left arm and was bleeding.

He said his wife had gotten angry with him and cut him.

Francine Sullivan told deputies her husband had woken her up looking for the couple's television remote control.

"He kept yelling, Where's the TV remote?" Sullivan allegedly said, according to the complaint.

The woman said the yelling continued until she took a box cutter from a "work smock" in the bedroom and cut her husband with it>

BLUEFIELD SHOOTING - One man is in critical but stable condition and another suffered minor injuries after a Bluefield shooting.

Bluefield Police Chief Joe Wilson said the shooting began after 11 p.m. and ended up at the parking lot of the Joy Mart gas station.

The Bluefield Police Department was called to investigate the scene at the Joy Mart at 11:19 p.m., later tracing the origin of the incident back to the Carolina Avenue residence. Jackie Riggs Jr. was shot in the throat and was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, his condition critical.

Robert Wayne Pack of Abingdon, Va., sustained minor injuries after being hit on the head with a wrench or other blunt object, Wilson said.

Joseph Swauger was apprehended following the shooting at a residence in Coalwood. He has been charged with malicious assault.

TEENS PLEAD GUILTY OF MURDER - Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the November slaying of a 51-year-old South Charleston man.

Michael Thompson, 18 and Jimmy Eugene Thompson, 19, unrelated, have been charged in the death of James Andrew Gillespie.

Investigators said Gillespie had been beaten, stabbed and choked.


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