(06/25/2014)
MURDERS IN HUNTINGTON - 19-year-old Garrett Ray Hatten was shot to death outside his home on Jackson Avenue in Huntington Monday about 11 p.m.

According to a press release, police were called to the house concerning a possible domestic disturbance, which turned into a shooting.

The press releases says it appears several people went to the home, where an altercation took place. One of the people then shot Hatten during some type of fight on the side lawn of the house.

The people then fled the scene in two different vehicles.

They have a suspect.

About an hour earlier Monday night, another man was shot to death outside a house in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue. Police have not released the name of the victim. Also no word on a suspect. The shootings are not related.

RALEIGH SHOOTING - Raleigh County deputies said they are investigating a homicide in Crab Ochard in which a female shot her boyfriend during what appears to be a domestic dispute.

Deputies said the female has been identified and interviewed by investigators, but no arrest has been made.

The victimís name has not been released.

The victimís body has been sent to the state Medical Examinerís Office in Charleston.

LOGAN MURDER - A man is dead after a fight that West Virginia State Police say started over child custody.

State Police say Matthew Dillon, 30, of Belfry, Kentucky, got into an argument and a fight with another man in Logan.

Dillon received fatal injuries in the fight.

The other man was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

SWORD THREAT - A man was arrested Tuesday in East Bank after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-wife with a sword, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say.

Dennie Lester, 59, is expected to be charged in connection with the incident.

Lester allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife, who is his current girlfriend, as well as himself. Deputies say Lester chased the woman around the yard, got into a pickup truck and rammed her car.

Lester took off and ended up hitting another car head-on in a construction zone on Route 61.

Deputies said Lester backed up and tried to drive away, but his truck got stuck on an embankment. Motorists tried to capture him, and deputies caught up with Lester as he was crawling on his hands and knees on nearby railroad tracks.

Deputies said the sword was found in the pickup truck.

PARKERSBURG STABBING - A Parkersburg man is dead after being stabbed Sunday.

Parkersburg police say Anthony Ray Armstrong, William Strohman and Kimberly Dawn Martin drove to a Hemlock Ave. apartment around 3 a.m.

WTAP-TV says the group got into a confrontation with Strohman's ex-girlfriend and a man who lives in the apartment.

Armstrong then hit both of them, knocking the man to the ground. The man retaliated by grabbing a knife and stabbing Armstrong.

He died at Camden Clark Medical Center.

"It looks like a pretty decent self defense case at this point. The individual that's involved is not a violent person. I think he was just put into an unfortunate situation," said Chief Joe Martin.

Chief Martin says detectives will determine if any criminal charges will be filed.

Armstrong was recently released from the Parkersburg Correctional Center.


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