(05/07/2019)
TRUCKER STABBING - A tractor-trailer driver was stabbed Monday evening by another trucker at TA Truck Service in Teays Valley, Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies say.

The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of state Route 34.

The injured trucker was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, deputies say.

It is unknown at this time what led to the stabbing.

MINGO HOMICIDE - Mingo County deputies have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found shot to death.

Roger Marcum, 37, of Williamson was found shot to death about 4:30 p.m. Friday on Goodman Hollow Road just outside Williamson, the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office said.

Marcum’s body was discovered in the road shot multiple times.

No arrests have been made.

Authorities were alerted after 911 received a call about shots fired.

A man charged in connection with a double murder in Nicholas County is now in jail without bail.

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER - Roger Blankenship, 56, of Swiss, was released from the hospital Friday and booked in the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods.

Blankenship allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife, Irene Blankenship and her boyfriend Doug Hypes, back on April 27 on the front porch of Hypes’ residence in Drennen.

The criminal complaint said after Blankenship killed the pair he shot himself and then drove to his own home where police later arrived. They said Blankenship shook his head in the affirmative when asked if he shot his wife or anyone else. Blankenship’s mug shot shows injuries to his face.

Troopers said the Blankenships were getting a divorce CHARLESTON SHOOTING - Charleston Police Department reports on Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM, a shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Washington Street East on the parking lot of the Capitol Hotel in Charleston.

The victim, Kenoma Amman Tabb, 45 years old of Bluefield, WV, sustained gunshot wounds to multiple areas of his body including his shoulder and abdomen area. Tabb was transported to CAMC General for treatment. He is currently in serious condition.

The suspect is unknown at this time, but was described as a young black male with a thin build wearing a blue hooded shirt and khaki pants.

After shooting Tabb, the suspect fled on foot across the Capitol Hotel parking lot toward the intersection of Shrewsbury Street and Washington Street. Another male, Charles Richard Hayes, 35 years old of Charleston, was seen punching Tabb in the face several times after he was shot.

Hayes fled the area but was apprehended a short time later, arrested, and charged with battery. Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-8111.


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