(01/15/2016)
CHARLESTON MURDER - Charleston police said a man who was shot in the head on the West Side of Charleston has died, the fourth fatal shooting in the capital city during the past several weeks.

Police say Nate Chaney, 22, was shot several times and at least once in the head. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

The shooting incident occurred Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of Little Page Terrace on the West Side. Police have not released any details about whether there are any suspects in the case.

Three murders occurred previously on the West Side in about a week leading up to New Year's Day. Arrests were made in those shootings.

HUNTINGTON SWAT TEAM RESPONDS - TV outlets say it was a dangerous day in Huntington after a man barricaded himself inside a home and police said neighbors thought he was holding a woman captive inside.

Two people are now in custody after police said they received a call saying a woman was being held against her will.

The standoff lasted nearly three hours.

Police said they're still not sure whether the man inside the apartment was armed, but they blocked off a two block radius to make sure everyone around the perimeter was safe.

Huntington police have not yet released names of possible charges of the two people who were taken into custody and interviewed Thursday afternoon.

MAN ELUDES POLICE - Two people were arrested following a two-city pursuit Thursday afternoon.

St. Albans police arrested Steven E. Adkins, 36, of Poca, and Krista N. Griffin, 24, of South Charleston, following the pursuit.

According to a release from the St. Albans Police Department, police attempted to stop a Nisson truck for running a red light at about 4 p.m., but the driver of the truck, Adkins, refused to stop.

Adkins refused to stop and crossed the Dick Henderson Bridge into Nitro before heading into a wooded area off of Third Avenue and Short Streets.

The release said Adkins jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods, leaving Griffin and her small child in the truck.

Police were able to arrest Adkins following a short foot pursuit. The release said he had a loaded hand gun in a case in his hand and also had several knives and drugs on him during the pursuit.

Adkins is charged with fleeing with reckless endangerment, child endangerment creating the risk of injury, felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent of methamphetamine, and felony circuit court capias.

Adkins has had three past felony convictions from arrests in 2010 and 2011. He was wanted for failing to appear for arraignment in Kanawha County on felony drug charges last October.

Griffin will be charged with obstructing an officer and batterY of a police officer. The 4-year-old child will be turned over to CPS.


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