|MILTON SHOOTING - One man is in the hospital following a shooting Tuesday evening just after 6 p.m. in Milton.|
Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle says the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two men at a residence on Hayleigh Street.
The victim was shot in the chest, deputies say, and has been taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.
Investigators are processing the scene at this time.
Zerkle says the shooter and the victim knew each other. No arrests have been made at this time.
KIDNAPPING AND MURDER IN PRESTON - Police in Preston County say an additional arrest has been made in connection with a recent murder.
According to authorities, Andrew Wassick, 24, of Morgantown, is charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with the abduction of Jimmy Barkley of Oakland, Md., who later died in Preston County.
Wassick Dashawn Scott, 25 and Roy Cheshire, 20, located Barkley in Oakland on Oct. 12 and brought him to a cabin in Preston County for âretribution.â
Authorities said the three suspects stripped Barkley and tied him up before turning him over to Damon Hudgens, 20, of Detroit, Michigan. Shortly after they turned Barkley over to Hudgens multiple gunshots were reported. Authorities said Barkley died in the early morning hours of Oct. 13.
Police discovered the Barkleyâs body during a separate drug raid where Hudgens was arrested.
As a result of the investigation, detectives learned about the crime scene in Preston County and responded with sheriffâs deputies and K-9 units from the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. The team located Barkleyâs body and turned the crime scene over to the West Virginia State Police.
Detectives said multiple witnesses have identified Hudgens as the shooter who killed Barkley.
Hudgens has been charged with first degree murder.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.
BOONE MAN KILLS PREGNANT GIRL - A man Boone County deputies said shot and killed a woman and her unborn child and then led law enforcement on a chase in a stolen cruiser has been taken into custody.
Mitchell Caleb Hughes, 30, of Racine was arrested by Kanawha County deputies after homeowners found him at the front door of their residence in the 7000 block of Kanawha State Forest Drive, the sheriffâs office said in a Facebook post just before midnight.
Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies had been searching Kanawha State Forest for the suspect Monday evening, using K-9 team and vehicles.
Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker said Hughes shot and killed Ashley Goad, 22, and her unborn child outside of a home in Comfort Monday evening. The sheriff said the investigation at this point indicates the shooting was random.
Hughes is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
LOGAN MURDERS - The Logan County Sheriffâs Office said two parents were shot to death by their son Monday who then fled the scene in his parents car, and then died in a standoff in Mingo County.
Several agencies, including the Logan County Sheriffâs Office, Mingo County Sheriffâs Office, the Mingo and Wayne detachments for West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, began to search for Dempsey.
Troopers pursued him to Cub Branch where a roadblock was set up.
According to deputies, he drove through the roadblock, damaging a Logan County cruiser. He then drove toward an area off Twelvepole in Mingo County, where deputies say the car got stuck.
Investigators say Dempsey shot at officers, who returned fire, killing him.
GUNS A'BLAZIN - Kanawha County deputies said they are investigating after an intruder trying to enter an apartment in Jefferson was shot by the resident who also accidentally wounded his own friend.
The incident happened just after midnight Tuesday, according to a news release from the Kanawha Sheriffâs Office.
Deputies said it appears the intruder mistook the apartment for a neighboring unit belonging to a relative. The gun the intruder held was a pellet gun, which he drew while wrestling with friends of the resident in the apartment.
The resident shot through the hand of his own friend and into the chest of the intruder. The intruder was taken to an area hospital and was in serious condition. Deputies said the friend with the hand injury was taken for treatment, and his injury is not life-threatening.
When the investigation concludes the matter will be reviewed by prosecutors for consideration of criminal charges. Deputies said no charges are expected to be filed against the resident who shot the intruder.