(01/16/2019)
RAND SHOOTING — Kanawha County deputies are investigating a shooting in Rand.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the corner of Raven Drive and Clemson Avenue.

A woman was shot at least once while she was standing on the porch of the home taken to the hospital where she died.

Deputies are looking for a suspect.

CHARLESTON STABBING - Charleston police said a man was arrested after a stabbing at a West Side apartment building that occurred after an argument over money.

Michael William Haynes, 62, was placed under arrest on a malicious wounding incident after an incident at Agsten Manor apartment building in the 700 block of Randolph Street, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.

Police said the victim, Jerry Gray, 69, sustained multiple stab wounds to the abdomen area. He was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, where he was in surgery and was in stable condition.

Haynes was an acquaintance of Gray's and remained on the scene when police arrived. Police said Haynes also had a Charleston Municipal Court warrant for an alcohol-related offense.

Police said the suspect is currently being processed and will be arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. The Criminal Investigation Division is processing the scene and conducting the investigation.

CLENDENIN MAN THREATENS TO KILL POLICE - A man was charged after police said he threatened in a Facebook post to kill Clendenin police officers.

"The Clendenin pigs better stay off my back if they know what is good for them," police said Jason M. Westfall said in one post.

Westfall, 37, a resident of the Clendenin area, is charged with making terrorist threats, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

On Monday, police said they learned about the threats and said Westfall commented in another post that the "Clendenin cops ain't going to let me be until I f****** kill some of them."

A Clendenin officer said he was familiar with Westfall from previous investigations when he was a victim.


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