(07/07/2011)
GUN DISCHARGES IN BUSY RESTAURANT - A gun went off in Billy Bob's Wonderland in Cabell Country, according to Sheriff Tom McComas.

About 70 youths, along with employees and adults were inside the restaurant and entertainment center, including the Huntington City Mission having a day camp.

"Some 10-year-olds were waiting to get on a piece of equipment and they found a gun on the floor," McComas said.

"One 10-year-old handed it to another who handed it to another. About the third 10-year-old that touched it, it discharged."

The sheriff says he does not know how the .22 caliber gun got there.

WAYNE MAN SHOT AFTER STAND-OFF - A Wayne County man was shot and killed by law enforcement after taking a "threatening" stance on the roof of his trailer and directing a weapon at police.

West Virginia State Police troopers and members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department responded to a disturbance call in Genoa.

When officers arrived, they found Charles A. Miller, 50, on the roof of his residence armed with a handgun and a long gun.

Wayne County dispatchers said the man would not negotiate with police during the more than three-hour standoff.

Miller, according to authorities, displayed a weapon in a threatening manner and police fired at Miller, who died from his gunshot wounds.

ARMED HOLD-UP - Police are investigating an incident in Bridgeport where a man allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint.

Brian Bretton held a woman at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Sunday at a motel, police say it appears that Bretton tried to steal money from the woman when they were in a motel room together.

Bretton is charged with first degree robbery and is in the North Central Regional Jail.

MORGANTOWN HEIST - The State Police are trying to identify a person of interest in an armed robbery in Morgantown.

Police say a man entered a store, brandished a knife, demanded money from the clerk and drove away.

The man's image was caught on TV cameras.


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