(02/18/2012)
HUNTINGTON STABBING - Huntington Police say Stephen W. Marks, 33, of Huntington, was stabbed twice in the upper chest by Thomas Ramey, 32, also of Huntington about 4 p.m. outside of the old Jimmy's Bar.

Marks is in serious condition and is going into surgery.

Ramey is in police custody and will be charged with malicious wounding.

Witnesses said that the two men were horse-playing, then started fighting when the stabbing happened.

Ramey ran into one of the apartments above the former bar and people gathered to make sure he didn't flee.

PARKERSBURG HOLD-UP WITH KNIFE - The Wood County Sheriff's Office says a robber held a knife to a clerk's neck at Mad's Sporting Goods Store at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff Sandy says a white man entered the store and held a knife to the 35-year-old woman's neck.

Sheriff Sandy says there was a struggle and the clerk fought back but eventually was thrown on the floor, hit her head and was knocked unconscious.

The Sheriff's Office believes the motive was robbery but nothing appeared stolen.

CLARKSBURG ARMED ROBBERY - Clarksburg investigators say a man approached a vehicle that was blocking a street sometime around 3:30 Thursday morning.

The victim claims another man came out of nowhere with a handgun and demanded money and the victim gave him his wallet.

MAN SENTENCED ON GUN CHARGE - A Greenbrier County man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for conspiring to steal firearms from a store.

Twenty-year-old Justin J. Rich was sentenced in federal court in Beckley.

Rich admitted he and an associate stole about 20 guns from a licensed dealer in Rainelle in 2010. He later concealed or disposed of several of the firearms.

Prosecutors say a few months later Rich was caught with a stolen pistol with the serial number destroyed.


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