(12/09/2010)
TWO PEOPLE SHOT - A shooting near the Barbour and Upshur County line put two people in the hospital and sent another to jail.

When police got to the scene, they say two people had been shot with a rifle. One was struck in the hip area and the other had been hit in the cheek. Both victims were taken to the hospital.

Police say the shooting occurred after a fight in a garage. They arrested Timothy White and charged him with two counts of malicious wounding. The rifle went off four times, hitting the two men.

White has been released from jail on a $20 thousand dollar bond.

MAN PULLS GUN ON WOMAN - A man is in trouble with police after he allegedly pulled a pistol and threatened to kill her.

South Charleston Police Officer spoke with Brenda Bailey, who said she had met with Christopher Lee Swearingen, 27, of Dunbar.

Swearingen had allegedly threatened Bailey's grandson, Josh Bailey, who had an argument with Swearingen's ex-girlfriend, according to the complaint.

Brenda Bailey told Swearingen that he was not going to threaten her grandson when he allegedly began cursing her and pulled a gun out of his pocket and pointed it at her and said "he would kill her, also," says the complaint.

Swearingen has misdemeanor charges of brandishing a deadly weapon.

SHOT TRUCK TIRE - A man is facing misdemeanor charges after he allegedly shot the tire of another man's truck in Clendenin.

Danny Meadows Jr., was allegedly arguing with his soon-to-be son in law, Adam Gray.

Gray's friend, Joseph Myers, came to pick him up.

After Myers picked up Gray, according to the complaint, they encountered Meadows in the road. Myers asked Meadows what was going on when he allegedly responded by cursing and yelling at Myers and Gray.

Myers told Kanawha County sheriff's deputies that Meadows grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and waved it around, according to the complaint.

Myers told Meadows to put the gun down, but he allegedly continued to curse and yell, and fired a shot into the tire of Myers' truck before driving away, according to the complaint.

Meadows faces a misdemeanor brandishing a deadly weapon charge.


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