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Blotter: Man charged with firing shots near the scene of an accident

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Cabell County Sheriff's office:

WANTON ENDANGERMENT: James R. Howe, 39, of Barboursville, was charged with two felony counts of wanton endangerment Thursday.

A deputy responded to the 5100 block of Heath Creek Road at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a car accident in the area.

When the deputy arrived on the scene, he said he met up with other emergency personnel, and he observed two people working to move the wrecked vehicle from a creek bed.

Shortly after his arrival, the deputy said he heard two gunshots that came from very near the scene of the wreck. The deputy traced the shots to a trailer on the other side of the creek, and he talked to the homeowner.

The deputy said the homeowner admitted to firing the shots because he was trying to sleep, but he was being kept awake by the noise from the wreck. The deputy recovered two firearms from the living room of the residence.

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:

ROBBERY: Brandon Blake Spencer, 30, of Proctorville, was charged with felony first-degree robbery Thursday.

Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of 5th Avenue just after midnight Thursday for a report of a robbery. A 48-year-old man reported someone took his shoes, worth $100, his cellphone and his wallet.

STOLEN AUTO: An employee at the U-Haul store in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue reported a rental truck, worth $13,000, was missing from the business.

LARCENY: A 48-year-old man reported someone took $1,500 in lawn care equipment from the back porch of his home in the 700 block of Jackson Avenue last Saturday.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Russell Nickell, 43, was incarcerated at 2:20 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Rick Jason Marcum, 46, was incarcerated at 10 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony receiving and transferring stolen property. Bond was $10,000 cash only.

William Chapman, 30, was incarcerated at 3:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with being a fugitive from justice, along with misdemeanor domestic battery and obstruction. Bond was denied.

Ronnie Gene Standridge, 30, was incarcerated Wednesday evening. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony grand larceny, along with misdemeanor no operators and destruction of property. He also faces misdemeanor charges of first-offense shoplifting, obstruction and possession of a controlled substance in Cabell County. Bond was $19,300.

Brandon Porter, 31, was incarcerated Wednesday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a felony bench warrant and misdemeanor fleeing. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

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