(08/25/2012)
PARKERSBURG DRIVE-BY SHOOTING - Parkersburg detectives have made an arrest in a July 26th drive-by shooting.

Michelle Marie Curran, 24, has been arrested without incident, and charged with felony wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

Curran, according to a criminal complaint, allegedly fired approximately eight rounds from a firearm after a dispute into a residence occupied by two individuals.

Curran could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

'HORRIFIC' MURDER-SUICIDE - Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at Hurricane.

Christopher Wayne Kinder, 41, stabbed Katherine "Kate" Nicole Taylor, 33, multiple times before shooting himself in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.

The couple's 9-month-old baby girl was inside the house. Child Protective Services arrived at about 1:30 a.m. the baby was released to Taylor's mother.

"It was a very, very brutal murder with a horrific crime scene," police said.

DRUNK MAN WITH AR-15 NEAR SCHOOL - A prosecutor says a Virginia National Guard member was "highly intoxicated" more than double the legal limit for drivers, when police arrested him for running near two Martinsburg schools in desert camouflage, toting an AR-15 training rifle.

William Everett Alemar's blood-alcohol content was more than 0.20.

A Berkeley County Prosecutor said a terrorism charge filed against Alemar is the right one for the circumstances.

Alemar is charged with committing a terrorist act after police found him Monday carrying two knives and several unloaded ammunition clips, and wearing a bulletproof vest.

Alemar's father said his son graduated from Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., and joined the National Guard after he failed to get into the U.S. Naval Academy. He returned in December from a tour of duty in Iraq.

CROSS LANES STABBING - A Nitro man is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly stabbing a co-worker at TGIF's Cross Lanes restaurant.

The altercation started in the parking lot between the two employees.

Deputies found Shane R. Thompson with one stab wound to the upper-left side of his chest, according to a criminal complaint.

Deputies said Thompson had been arguing with Tony Randall Blankenship Jr., 27, when Blankenship allegedly pulled out a small knife and stabbed Thompson.

Blankenship was charged with malicious wounding and was taken to South Central Regional Jail Wednesday night. He was released Thursday after posting a $30,000 personal recognizance bond.


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