(06/06/2021)
DISMEMBERED WOMAN - A man suspected of murdering and dismembering his girlfriend in New York state was taken into custody in Lewis County on Thursday.

Seth Larson, called the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and told them he was a person of interest in a homicide from Irondequoit, New York.

Larson had taken himself to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for medical reasons and was admitted. After speaking with Larson, a Lewis County Sheriff’s Department Deputy ran his information and received NCIC confirmation that Larson and his vehicle are wanted in Irondequoit.

After being released from the hospital, Larson was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department. He is being held in the Central Regional Jail, awaiting extradition back to New York.

SHOOTS WOMAN IN HEAD - A Montrose man is facing charges after allegedly shooting a woman in the head in Barbour County.

On May 17, police responded to a report of a woman with a gunshot wound to the head on Teter Road, according to the criminal complaint. The victim told police that Lawrence Williams Adams shot her on the top of the head with a gun and then fled the house with the weapon before police arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police say a second witness corroborated these events.

Two days after the incident, the victim told police that she just woke up from a nap and she walked out of her bedroom when Adams pointed a gun at her and shot her. She also stated that her and Adams had been fighting for several days and that he also “made threats to kill her and chop her up into little pieces,” according to the complaint.

Adams, 58, has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment. He is being held at West Regional Jail on a $50,000 bail.

SHOTS FIRED - The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man following a shots fired incident that led to the discovery of drugs.

At just after 9 p.m. on June 1, the 911 communications center received a call about a man trying to force his way into a home with shots being fired, according to a press release. The sheriff’s office, along with West Virginia State Police, responded to the call.

When law enforcement arrived on scene, the man was not present, deputies said. While clearing the outside of the home, law enforcement found a small cultivation of marijuana. They also found an undisclosed amount of narcotics inside the home.

After getting a search warrant, deputies seized the narcotics, along with firearms, the release states.

PRISON STABBINGS - West Virginia Department of Homeland Security officials say a fight among inmates in a northern jail injured three people Thursday.

Three inmates involved in a fight with makeshift weapons at Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville were injured, said Lawrence Messina, communications director for the Department of Homeland Security. Messina said none of the injuries required outside medical attention.

No staff members were injured in the fight.


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