(01/30/2016)
CHARLESTON ARREST Charleston detectives arrested one man and are seeking three more suspects in a kidnapping case in which they said the victim was tied up, beaten and held at knife-point.

Eric Eskew Reed, 27, of Charleston is charged with kidnapping in the Jan. incident.

A criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court alleges that Brandon Staats was tied up, beaten and held at knife-point. Police are seeking Jason Roton, Christina Roton and Richard (Jim) Roton, in the case.

Staats had been staying in the residence. Staats said the quartet were upset he would not tell them where a vehicle was located.

Staats told police that all four suspects were high on meth at the time of the incident. The complaint alleges Reed, Jason Roton and Richard Roton beat him while Christina Roton held the knife at his throat. Staats eventually broke free and went to a neighbor's house for help.

Warrants have been issued for the three remaining suspects.

WOMAN SHOOTS HUSBAND - A woman has been detained after she called 911 to report she shot her husband, according to Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies.

The shooting was reported Thursday on Davis Creek.

According to a news release, the woman called 911 to report she shot her husband. Also, during the 911 calls it was said four people were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Neighbors also dialed 911 to report hearing gunshots.

The victim was taken from the scene and brought down the street to meet an ambulance. EMS then took him to CAMC General.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Right now, detectives are interviewing those present at the time of the shooting and collecting evidence.

MAN POINTS GUN - A Randolph County man is under arrest after police say he pointed a weapon at another driver after driving erratically.

Kevin L. Moore, 48, of Belington is charged with one count of brandishing a deadly weapon.

The original call came in to 911 placed by a motorist initially concerned about Moore's alleged reckless driving, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department.

The motorist then said that Moore pointed a shotgun at them from the driver's side window.

Police located Moore driving in the Elkins area and initiated a traffic stop with assistance from the Elkins Police Department and State Police.

A 12 gauge shotgun was recovered from the vehicle during the investigation.


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