(03/19/2012)
UPDATE - Wood Co. Sheriff Jeff Sandy says the victim of a police stand-off in Lubeck is 32-year-old Jody Wilson.

Wilson fired at officers when he he attempted to leave the scene.

Sandy told media late Sat. night the incident occurred at the home of Wilson's parents. He says Wilson's mother was at home at the time. His father was not.

A 911 call about 10:30 p.m. indicated the man was high on bath salts with possession of multiple weapons and threatening to shoot.

Sheriff Sandy says during negotiations for the suspect to put away his weapons the man attempted to leave the residence and shot a weapon, and as a result, police fatally shot him.

Sheriff Sandy says he's pleased with the way his deputies responded and that the use of firearms is always a last resort.

"Lethal use a weapon is always a last resort," Sheriff Sandy explains. "We are trained that loss of life to a police officer or to the public is when we use our weapons."

ORIGINAL STORY/SATURDAY NIGHT/WOOD COUNTY SHOOTING - The Wood Co. Sheriff's Department was at the scene of a shooting in the Lubeck Community Saturday night about 10:30 p.m., reporting "a man down from gunshot(s)." He was being taken to the hospital after a stand-off with police.

THREE SHOT TO DEATH - An elderly man has been arrested after allegedly shooting and killing three adults just outside Oak Hill on Saturday.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says deputies arrested Howard Junior Curry, 83, of Fayetteville and charged him with three counts of murder.

The initial call came in about 5 a.m., saying the shooter was still inside the residence.

When deputies arrived, they found a man lying on the front porch of a residence next to the shooting scene having been shot multiple times.

They began to make contact with a man armed with a handgun.

Curry did not brandish the gun or threaten officers, and he was soon in custody.

Once officers entered the home, they found two women who had been shot multiple times.

The victims include a man, 82, and two women, ages 57 and 47.

The man and the older woman reportedly lived outside of the immediate area, according to the Sheriff's Department.

All the victims were related.

Kessler in a press release said "this crime was most probably domestic-related, but we cannot speculate as to a possible motive at this time."

FLEA MARKET SHOOTING - A Milton flea market vendor is recovering after being robbed and shot.

Police say Tiffany Whittenburg and Romel Green went to the Milton Flea Market, allegedly armed with two guns, and approached vendor Edward Perry, forcing him to the ground after which Perry tried to run away.

A witness says they heard five shots.

Police say Newman, the alleged trigger man, shot Perry three times fleeing the scene.

Deputies caught Whittenberg and Green and they were arraigned for attempted murder, first degree robbery, and conspiracy. Their bonds were set at $750,000 cash only.

PARKERSBURG HEIST - Ryan Williams was arrested after he walked in to a City Perk early Friday morning and held the place up.

He came out of a restroom with a ski mask and gloves, holding a pistol and demanding money from the clerk.

Two customers were ordered to the floor and the suspect took the cash and left. No one was injured.

Williams is charged with a felony count of first degree armed robbery.

He took between three and four thousand dollars.


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