(03/30/2016)
CROSS-BOW GAME - West Virginia State Police says they are completing their investigation into the allegedbow-and-arrow game that led to the death of Chapmanville Middle School student.

Caleb Fairchild, 15, was killed nearly two weeks ago while hanging out with two of his friends.

State Police say the juveniles were playing a game where they were dodging arrows shot from a compound bow.

"In the front yard they would take turns," said West Virginia State Police Trooper Randall Holden. "One of them would actually run across the yard, while another one would shoot the bow."

Police say an arrow may have gone astray and struck Fairchild in the head. He later died at the hospital.

Sgt. Sutphin says the juvenile who shot the arrow that killed Fairchild will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Sgt. Charles Sutphin says police are meeting with the prosecutor Tuesday afternoon and that the charges should be signed by Wednesday morning.

MAN CHARGED AFTER VIOLENT ABUSE - A Charleston man is facing charges after deputies said he beat a woman with brass knuckles and holding a gun to her and her child's head.

Joshua Paul Young, 34, of Charleston is charged with child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault, domestic battery, prohibited possession of a firearm and wanton endangerment, according to a criminal complaint.

Kanawha County deputies were called out to a home early Tuesday morning on Centennial Drive for a domestic disturbance call. They found a woman who told them that Young had driven her and her child around and then stopped the car -- jerked her out and hit her several times with brass knuckles.

The woman also told the deputies that Young had a pistol and had held it to her and her child's head, threatening to kill both of them. They then ended up at a friend's house, where she finally got away and called 911.

"The deputies who responded found him at nearby house," Sgt. Brian Humphreys, spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, said. "The victim was able to get away after he fell asleep in the early morning hours and then she called 911. The deputies who got on scene found him and he also had a pistol in his front left pants pocket when he was arrested."

Young is currently being held at the South Central Regional Jail on $25,000 cash only bond.

MON POWER EMPLOYEE FACES GUN - Barbour County Sheriff's Department have arrested a man they said held a utility worker at gunpoint.

An employee with Mon Power went to the home of David Taft, Jr., 24, to shut off the power because of a past due broken payment agreement, said deputies.

A woman began yelling at the utility worker and as he walked back to his truck, he heard a gunshot.

Deputies said Taft then held the worker at gunpoint and demanded that he turn the power back on.

They said Taft shot at the employee and forced him to re-store the power. He also held up an axe as the worker drove off, added Deputies.

Taft is charged with kidnapping and wanton endangerment. He is currently in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $200,000 cash only bail.


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