Kingsport police solve 17-year-old cold case

With the help of a private citizen researching missing persons cases, the Kingsport Police Department has solved a 17-year-old cold case involving human remains found in the Holston River August 7, 2020 KINGSPORT — With the help of a private citizen researching missing persons cases, the Kingsport Police Department has solved a 17-year-old cold cas...

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Former Harrison County deputy found guilty of distributing heroin to confidential informants

Trial evidence established that Rock acquired the FLIGHT 18 heroin from the evidence lockers at the now-defunct SCAD Unit Enter Article DATE HERE CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy who in August was found guilty on 18 state charges related to falsifying documents has now been found guilty on federal drug charges for ...

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ATF Caught w/ Pants Down, Scrambling to Find Thousands of Firearms Stolen from Facility

A contract security guard at the facility has been stealing federal property since 2016, including automatic rifles, semi-automatic handgun June 17, 2019 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) found itself in hot water last week when an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that thousands of firearms and firearm parts...

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Roane County sheriff-elect on leave after evidence goes missing -

"Bo" Williams, a Spencer police officer of two years and now the county's sheriff-elect, was placed on leave Friday, according to local authorities. December 1, 2016 The sheriff-elect of Roane County has been placed on leave after "evidence collected in certain criminal investigations" went missing.Matthew "Bo" Williams, a Spencer police officer of...

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West Union mayor arrested

Mayor Ralph Washington arrested after he allegedly stole $272 from the locker. April 4, 2019 DODDRIDGE COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The mayor of West Union was recently taken into custody after allegedly stealing money from a police evidence locker. According to Sheriff Michael Headley, he arrested Mayor Ralph Washington after he allegedly stole $272 fr...

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ATF Heist Exposes Vulnerabilities in System for Firearm Disposal

A federal contractor stole an untold number of guns from a West Virginia facility. At least one of the weapons had been marked as destroyed. March 19, 2019 he Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is reeling from revelations that a security contractor assigned to a gun-disposal facility in West Virginia stole a "substantial" number of...

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West Virginia: Newly Elected Sheriff Arrested for Stealing Meth from Evidence Room—Second Day on Job

Williams was caught stealing methamphetamine from the evidence room for his personal consumption. January 16, 2019 Charleston, WV — To those who frequent the Free Thought Project, you will know that positions of power often attract unscrupulous individuals, who seek out this power to give themselves an advantage that doesn't come with being an aver...

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Charges dropped in 1972 murder case due to missing evidence

Assistant Prosecutor Janet Williamson said that a box of evidence that included the murder weapon had been lost July 28, 2018 BLUEFIELD — Charges have been dropped in a 46-year-old murder case because of missing evidence. Tomie Lee Mollohan, 76, has been serving a life sentence since August 1974, after being convicted for the 1973 murder of Cebert ...

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Ex-sheriff's son arrested after 2-year probe, and investigation hasn't stopped

A son of former Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher has been charged in connection with an ongoing two-year probe into items discovered missing from an evidence room Enter Article DATE HERE RICHMOND - A son of former Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher has been charged in connection with an ongoing two-year probe into items discovered mis...

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West Virginia Sheriff Admits He's A Meth Addict And Stole Drugs From The Evidence Files, Resigns

Bo Williams, prosecutors said, was accused of removing the drug methamphetamine from a storage area while he was still a Spencer police officer. He resigned as a police officer in December. He resigned as the county sheriff when he pleaded guilty in court. January 22, 2017 A newly elected county sheriff in West Virginia who told authorities he was ...

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Roane sheriff pleads guilty in meth theft, resigns

Williams had been charged with grand larceny, for stealing more than $1,000 in evidence, including methamphetamine. January 18, 2017 Newly-elected Roane County Sheriff Matthew "Bo" Williams admitted in court Wednesday that he stole methamphetamine from an evidence locker at the Spencer Police Department while he was an officer there.  Williams...

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Newly elected West Virginia sheriff arrested for stealing meth from evidence locker

A newly elected sheriff in West Virginia faces removal after being arrested three days into the job for stealing methamphetamine from the evidence locker. January 3, 2017 A newly elected sheriff in West Virginia faces removal after being arrested three days into the job for stealing methamphetamine from the evidence locker. Bo Williams was elected ...

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UPDATE: Roane County Commissioners pass resolution to remove Sheriff

Williams is still under investigation by West Virginia State Police, related to a case of missing evidence during his time as a police officer with the Spencer Police Department. January 3, 2017 UPDATE 1/3/17 @ 12:34 p.m. ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Roane County Commissioners have passed a resolution to start the removal process of embattled Sher...

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Roane sheriff-elect resigns from Spencer police

The sheriff-elect of Roane County, who was placed on leave from the Spencer Police Department after evidence went missing, has resigned from the city department. Enter Article DATE HERE The sheriff-elect of Roane County, who was placed on leave from the Spencer Police Department after evidence went missing, has resigned from the city departmen...

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Missing evidence the focus of an internal investigation in Spencer

evidence collected in certain criminal investigations was missing. November 29, 20 An internal investigation is underway in the City of Spencer concerning missing evidence, police said. Spencer Mayor Terry Williams sent out a press release that said evidence collected in certain criminal investigations was missing.  A Spencer police officer wa...

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Former Berkeley deputy sentenced to 10 days in jail

A former Berkeley County Sheriff's Department captain who sold guns from the department's evidence room was sentenced to 10 days in jail during a hearing Thursday afternoon. July 07, 2016 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Berkeley County Sheriff's Department captain who sold guns from the department's evidence room was sentenced to 10 days in jail duri...

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Deputy resigns over missing painkillers

The Herald Dispatch, The Associated Press, herald-dispatch.comLink to ArticleBerkeley County, WVMARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 14-year veteran of the Berkeley County sheriff’s department has resigned after allegedly admitting he stol...

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Incident at BCSD requires investigation

The Journal, journal-news.netLink to ArticleBerkeley County, WVWe are saddened, but not really shocked, by the news that a corporal with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department confessed to taking nine OxyCodone pills from t...

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Police Department Evidence Room Robbed

ASAZ NewsChannel 3, wsaz.comBYLINE: Hanna Francis, to ArticleFort Gay, WVThe Fort Gay Police Department found itself the victim of a crime Thursday morning after a thief broke into the department's ...

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Investigation into missing money continues

News and Sentinel, newsandsentinel.comBYLINE: NATALEE SEELYLink to ArticleWood County, WVPARKERSBURG - An investigation into nearly $8,000 of missing forfeiture money from the evidence room of the Wood County Sheriff's Office...

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Audit finds detachments mishandled evidence:

Charleston Daily MailBYLINE: Ry RivardCharleston, WVTroopers at four W.Va. locations unable to prove they destroyed drugsApr. 13 -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some State Police detachments in southern West Virginia have failed to m...

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Team Recovers Guns Stolen from Stonewood Police Dept.

WDTV 5News (CBS), wdtv.comBYLINE: 5News TeamStonewood, WVDominic Sutherlin - WVRJA.comCLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - At least three weapons stolen during a break-in at the Stonewood Police Department have been recovered through an ...

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Nearly 2 tons of drugs collected in W.Va.

WorldNow and WVVA, wvva.comLink to ArticleCharleston, WVCHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Resident Agent in Charge John Ryan jointly announced today...

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Former Beckley PD technician charged, agrees to plead guilty to stealing narcotics from evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald ReporterLink to ArticleBeckley, WVU.S. District Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Friday morning that criminal charges have been filed against Gabriella...

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Beckley police evidence technician charged in missing drugs

The Staate Journal, statejournal.comBYLINE: Andrea LannomLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe U.S. Attorney's office recently charged a former Beckley Police Department evidence technician after prescription pills went missing from ...

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WCHS-TV8, wchstv.comBYLINE: Tiersa Davis Web Producer: Jeff MorrisLink to ArticleRitchie County, WVState Police Investigate Evidence Room BurglaryEyewitness News PhotoAuthorities are investigating to determine who may have st...

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Woman pleads guilty in evidence room case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, bdtonline.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren For the Daily TelegraphLink to ArticleBeckley, WVBLUEFIELD — Gabriella Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Faber to obtaining a quantity ...

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Missing Money Prompts Case Dismissal

Wetzel Chronicle, wetzelchronicMissing Money Prompts Case Dismissalle.comBYLINE: LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer ()Link to ArticleWetzel County, WVWetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught repo...

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Prosecutor: W.Va. city's evidence room issues lead to 15 months of drug case dismissals

The Associated Press, The Register-HeraldBeckley, WV BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County officials say drug cases going back 15 months are being dismissed because the evidence is missing from the Beckley Police Department's prope...

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Hundreds of drug cases affected by compromised BPD evidence room

Register-Herald, register-herald.comBYLINE: Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter, to ArticleRaleigh County, WVRaleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Keller has confirmed that any drug-r...

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What is the Evidence Locker Really All About?

WorldNow, 59 NEWS, WVNS-TV, wvnstv.comBYLINE: Lauren Weppler, AnchorLink to ArticleBeckley, WVThe Beckley Police Department is currently under an internal audit after its evidence technician, Gabriella Brown, was placed on me...

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State police investigate disappearance of prescription drugs from Marshall sheriff's office

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, therepublic.comMarshall County, WV>MOUNDSVILE, W.Va. — State police are investigating the disappearance of a box of prescription painkillers from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.Sheriff John Gruzink...

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Handling of deputy’s case generates doubt

The Journal, mobile.journal-news.netLink to ArticleBerkeley County, WVA betrayal of the public trust.For the general public, a betrayal of the public trust is the most serious accusation resulting from the case against former...

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Former Police Chief Charged With Stealing Guns

West Virginia Media, wtrf.comBYLINE: Dave EliasMartins Ferry, OHFormer Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter is indicted on theft of firearms charges. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Court documents obtained by WTRF reveal that...

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Investigator Can't Determine What Happened To Missing Drugs

WTOV9.comLink to ArticleOne VideoMarshall County, WVMARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- After the prescription drug fentanyl went missing from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office in January, deputies started an investigation, looking ...

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Former deputy charged with embezzling from Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

Herald Mail Media, heraldmailmedia.comBerkeley County, WVCrime sceneMARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy was indicted Wednesday in connection with the embezzlement of more than $5,000 in guns ...

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Richwood police officer accused of stealing pills

The Associated Press, The Waxhington Times, washingtontimes.comBYLINE: Associated PressRichwood, WVRICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia state police say a Richwood police officer has been arrested in the theft of prescription...

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Missing evidence case being investigated in Berkeley County

The Herald-Mail, Herald Mail Media, heraldmailmedia.comBYLINE: Matthew Umstead, County, WVMARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of missing items fro...

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Investigation into missing firearms continues

The Journal, journal-news.netBYLINE: EDWARD MARSHALL () Berkeley County, WVInvestigator confirms former evidence custodian has resignedMARTINSBURG - An investigator with the Berkeley County Sheriff's...

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