(09/21/2010)
SON KILLS FATHER - The Lewis County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic situation involving a firearm on US Highway 33 West in Camden, around 3:30 Sunday morning.

On arrival, deputies found James Grover Gum dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Gum owned a pizza parlor in Weston.

The State Police Crime Scene Unit was summoned to the scene.

The elder Gum's son, Justin Sean Gum, 25, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting.

Investigators say Gum and his father started arguing inside the home, but they're still unsure as to how the disagreement began.

MAN SHOOTS BURGLAR - A Huntington man died after he and an accomplice burglarized a home in Lavalette Sunday.

Police said the homeowners, Casey Bartram and Brittany Stroud, came home to find two intruders.

Police found Jason Hall, 28, shot to death on the kitchen floor.

Police say Bartram and Hall struggled and Bartram shot Hall in the head.

Deputies arrested Shane Maynard, 23, his apparent accompliance.

Police say the burglars planned to steal a large sum of money from the couple.

Bartram, the homeowner, was not arrested, and murder charge is unlikely.

SCHOOLS LOCKED-DOWN AFTER INCIDENT - Police were investigating a report of an alleged armed robbery in the Opequon Meadows Subdivision near Martinsburg, which prompted lockdowns in three local schools. Police said the alleged victims reported that a subject armed with a gun entered a residence through an open garage and demanded money before fleeing the area of foot.

Jaimee Borger, district spokeswoman for Berkeley County Schools, said the brief lockdown was in effect at North Middle School, Eagle School Intermediate and Opequon Elementary from 1 to 2:30 p.m. last Thursday.

Borger said the modified lockdown meant that students were not permitted to go outside at that time.

SHOTS FIRED AT STRIP CLUB - Shots were fired outside a strip club in Jefferson, Friday, after a man fled from U.S. Marshals.

Eric Allen White was still on the loose and considered to be armed and dangerous.

White is wanted for escaping from prison and was recently convicted on a slew of charges including breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and wanton endangerment.

U.S. Marshalls found White in his car with his girlfriend outside of Playmates Bar in Jefferson on MacCorkle Avenue.

When police tried to trap White's car, he tried to run over a deputy standing outside, that's when the deputy fired two rounds, none of them hitting White.

White backed into another car and drove behind a building where he fled on foot. His girlfriend was arrested.


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