Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail


Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail


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Charleston man wanted on 8 felony warrants

Charleston Police are searching for a local man wanted for eight felony warrants. According to a news release from Sgt. J.A. Hunt, Brandon Lilly, 30, of Charleston, is currently wanted on warrants for one count of breaking and entering (John Adams Middle School), one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, three counts of forgery, and three counts of uttering.

Lilly also has a misdemeanor capias active through Kanawha County Magistrate Court, and Hunt said he is a suspect of multiple vehicle break-ins in the South Hills area.

Anyone with information on the location of Brandon Lilly, is asked to call the Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 304-348-6480 or dial 911.

Crash kills man on Derricks Creek

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department on Monday identified the man who died in a car crash in Sissonville on Sunday morning.

Chase Burford, 18, of Sissonville, was driving a Jeep Wrangler that went off the side of the road, struck a tree, overturned and then came to rest in a creek, said Sgt. Brian Humphreys. The wreck was reported just before 9 a.m. on Derricks Creek Road.

Burford was ejected from the vehicle. Humphreys said Burford wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Charges result from call about suicidal man

Police arrested two men after responding to a call about a suicidal man on Sunday.

Cpl. J.M. Vernon and T.J. Cumberledge were responding to reports of a suicidal man with a gun in the area of Whispering Way near St. Albans, according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

Once there, they detained a man with a loaded pistol and several others "as a precaution during the initial confusion involving a suicidal man with a gun," the release from Sgt. Brian Humphreys says.

Michael Ward, 32, of St. Albans allegedly tried to hide his prescription pills bottles full of drugs by putting them beneath the police cruiser. The bottles allegedly held 14 grams of crystal meth, 2 grams of marijuana, 4 klonopins, and 3 roxycodones. He was arrested and charged with intent to deliver controlled substances. …

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