(02/25/2012)
MAN BEAT WITH HIS OWN GUN - Police say they found John Columbus Beane, 58, in the parking lot of Linda's Sports Bar in Sissonville.

Beane wielded a shotgun in an attempt to rob the bar, and patrons had wrestled the weapon from him, the gun was found in pieces with Beane badly beaten.

Apparently by-bystanders beat the would-be robber.

Authorities had already responded to Beane's first failed robbery attempt at nearby Husson's Pizza, which ended after the cashier fled.

Beane told the judge that he was in a drunken haze when he tried to rob the two businesses.

Beane admitted to two charges of first-degree robbery in Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom's courtroom and faces a minimum of 20 years in prison.

WOOD COUNTY SITUATION ENDS WELL - A situation Friday in Vienna had authorities blocking off an intersection for nearly four hours.

Police responded to a home around 10:30 Friday morning where a woman was described in crisis.

They say the woman had a gun and barricaded herself inside a bedroom and refused to come out.

By mid-day Friday, police said the situation ended peacefully and no one was injured.


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