Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

POLICE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

POLICE Briefs

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Police seek gunman in West Side bar robbery

Charleston police are looking for a man who robbed a West Side bar at gunpoint early Monday morning. Lt. Steve Cooper of the Charleston Police Department said a white man wearing a mask walked into Denver's Depot at 430 Washington St. W. around midnight, pulled a gun and fired a shot into the ceiling before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. A Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher said the robber was wearing a red bandana over his face.

Cooper said the robber also pistol-whipped a man outside the bar.

The investigation continues.

New trial date set for woman accused in slaying

The trial of a woman charged with murder in the death of her roommate has been pushed back until October.

Patricia Renee Miller, 51, is accused of stabbing Victoria Summers, 29, once in the chest with a steak knife last year.

Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky granted a motion to continue Miller's trial, which was set to begin Monday, according to assistant prosecutor Maryclaire Akers. It is now set for Oct. 5.

Attorneys are still waiting for results from the State Police crime lab, among other discovery issues, Akers said.

Last October, the women argued over the lease at 529 1/2 Nancy St. and also had a dispute about a crack pipe and some spilled beer before Miller stabbed Summers, according to police.

Nicholas man arrested in Kanawha City shooting

Kanawha County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Nicholas County man in connection with a shooting incident in the Kanawha City area on Sunday.

Deputies went to Whitney Lane on Sunday to investigate a report of a shooting, according to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Once there, Deputy S.A. Cowan found David Allen Shafer, 34, of Canvas, in his vehicle, according to the complaint.

The complaint said Cowan saw a .38 Special shell casing in the vehicle. …

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