(04/14/2019)
CRAZY CHRISTINE - A Barbour County woman is facing an assault charge after police said she cut a man in the head with a knife when he told her that he "had to go home."

On Saturday April 6, officers with the Philippi Police Department arrived at a residence on North High Street in Philippi after receiving a report that a woman cut a man on the head with a knife.

Upon arriving on scene, officers spoke with the victim who stated that "Crazy Christine" cut him on the forehead after he had returned from Smoker Friendly with a drink he bought for her and then told her he had to go home.

The woman the victim was referring to was identified as Christine Hatfield, 47, of Philippi, according to police.

Police said the man had a cut on his forehead. The man described the knife used by Hatfield as a 6-7-inch hunting knife. Officers then obtained a video statement from the man.

Hatfield has been charged with malicious assault, according to court documents. She is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Her bail has been set at $5,000.

SHOOTING - One person is dead after a Thursday night shooting on Reeses Run in the Cambria area of Harrison County.

The shooting occurred just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The victim was flown via HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has one person in questioning. No charges have yet been filed.

State Police Crime Scene Team is processing the scene. The body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

SON SHOOTS FATHER - Parkersburg Police have arrested Jacob Williams, 23, of Parkersburg for allegedly shooting his father, Jason Williams, 42, on Friday afternoon.

They say Williams was arrested early Saturday morning in Mineral Wells in the area of the Microtel Inn.

Court documents say Jacob Williams shot his father in the stomach area inside a home on the 1500 block of Crescent Street.

"The father and son had an argument and at some point during the argument, the son, produced and brandished a nine millimeter pistol, shot the victim one time in the stomach, and shortly thereafter fled the scene in a vehicle," says Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.

Jason Williams was then transported to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and is currently on a ventilator in the ICU.

Jacob Williams was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Saturday morning.

"He was charged with malicious wounding, which is a felony. There could be additional charges later on once this process gets going on to grand jury," notes Chief Martin.


Hur Herald ©from Sunny Cal
The information on these pages, to the extent the law allows, remains the exclusive property of Bob Weaver and The Hur Herald. information cannot be not be used in any type of commercial endeavor, or used on a web site without the express permission of the owner. Hur Herald published printed editions 1996-1999, Online ©Hur Herald Publishing, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019