(01/26/2013)
KANAWHA CO. ARRESTS - Two men were arrested after Kanawha County deputies pulled their vehicle over for an illegal traffic stop and found drugs and a gun.

Bryant Carr, 33, of Fayetteville, West Virgina and Antwain Bannerman, 28, of Winchester, Ohio, were arrested after deputies stopped their Ford Crown Victoria.

When a deputy searched the vehicle, he discovered oxycodone tablets and a semi automatic handgun fully loaded inside the trunk.

A cell phone was also recovered from the vehicle, revealing several texts in reference to picking up the "stuff" to bring back to West Virginia, deputies said.

Both men were charged with possession with intent to deliver. They were taken to the South Central Regional.

LOGAN SHOOTING - West Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting in Logan County in which a man said he was shot by an intruder at his residence.

State Police said the victim, Joshua Wynne, told troopers an unidentified man dressed in black clothing came into his home and shot him in the lower leg.

The victim said the man then took off running. Troopers were not able to find him, and there were no witnesses.

Man Middle School, which is located by the scene, was put on lockdown for a couple of hours as a precaution.

The victim was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

STAND-OFF IN UPSHUR - West Virginia State Police is releasing details about a standoff near Adrian in Upshur County Thursday night.

A 911 call had authorities respond to a report of a gunshot wound after a hunting accident, but that report was unfounded.

Authorities responded to a burglary call.

They learned that Edward Williams, 28, had allegedly forced his way into a family residence, took items, and later was reportedly armed with a weapon, police said.

State Police said Williams then went to a second home and demanded keys to a vehicle.

Police said he took the vehicle, and placed his two small children, a two-month-old and eight-month-old inside.

After several hours, a stand off ended peacefully at about 1:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Williams faces two counts of child endangerment, one count of grand larceny of a vehicle, one count of nighttime burglary, one count of destruction of property and one count of breaking and entering. More charges are pending.

Williams is currently in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $500,000.


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