(05/02/2018)
ROAD RAGE SHOOTING - Charleston police are looking for a man involved in a road rage shooting incident on the West Side after noon Tuesday.

According to a news release from the Charleston Police Department, Brandon Knowles, 25 of Charleston was shot at while riding his bicycle home from work.

While Knowles was riding his bicycle near the Save A Lot at 748 Virginia St. W., he encountered the suspect who appeared to have developed road rage directed at him, the release said.

The suspect followed Knowles as he rode his bike on Virginia Street West and 7th Avenue. The suspect stopped his vehicle at the intersection of 7th and Hunt avenues, exited his vehicle and waited near the trunk, the release said.

As Knowles continued riding his bicycle, the suspect who was armed with a gun, fired one shot at Knowles' direction.

Knowles was not hit by the bullet and did not get injured.

After the shot was fired, the suspect got back in his vehicle and drove away.

THIEVES CAUGHT IN ACT - Two people are facing charges after an attempted break-in at a storage building in Clendenin. A family member of the victim caught the suspects and held them at gunpoint.

Dusty Jones, 30, of Cabin Creek, is charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.

Kayla Gibson, 25, of Charleston, was arrested at the scene on previous warrants.

Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office say it happened on Spencer Road Tuesday morning.

The pair allegedly tried to break into a storage building. The victim's family saw an unfamiliar truck and thought something was off. A family member looked into it and found Jones and Gibson then held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Deputies also found items on the suspects that belong to the same victim, but were stolen several days ago.

PARKERSBURG HEIST - A man is arrested for robbing Gary's Always Hot lottery business in Parkersburg on Sunday morning.

It happened at 3:30 am when 26-year-old Joshua Kinney walked into the Staunton Turnpike business and approached the clerk with a knife demanding money.

They gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. Parkersburg Police officers located him shortly after just a few blocks away and took him into custody.

He was charged with first degree robbery. All of the stolen cash was recovered.


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