22, Aug 2014 - West Virginia police receive assault rifles, military equipment through Department of Defense progr
By Erin Beck Staff writer The McDowell County Sheriff's Department hasn't had to use its MRAP, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle designed for military use, since it acquired it several months ago, according to Sheriff Martin West. But because it was loaned for free from the Department of Defense, West said, he couldn't turn it down. "It's pretty awesome if you see it," he said. "You can ...
16, Jun 2014 - West Virginia Bicyclist Charged With Operating Meth Lab
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - The McDowell County Sheriff's Office says a 31-year-old bicyclist has been charged with operating a meth lab that deputies say was contained in his backpack. Acting on a tip, police arrested Dennis Eugene Baker of War as he was pedaling his bike. Chief Deputy Roger Deel said when an officer ordered Baker to stop and his backpack was checked, all the makings of a meth cooking ...
10, May 2013 - McDowell County community mourns passing of Officer Shaun P. Wellman
WELCH — Sgt. W.C. Tupper of the West Virginia State Police made his way through the throng of people standing in the large entranceway outside the Fanning Funeral Home chapel.
03, May 2013 - Search warrant nets pills, marijuana at McDowell County residence
IAEGER — A search warrant executed this morning at a McDowell County residence net drugs and marijuana. According to Sheriff Martin West, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office and the West Virginia State Police conducted a search warrant in the Long Pole area of McDowell County at 4 a.m.
23, Apr 2013 - 3 charged in McDowell County drug bust
MAYBEURY (WVVA)- Three McDowell County men are facing drug charges following a weekend bust. Early Sunday morning, West Virginia State Police raided the home of 24-year old Rayshad Jones on Route 52 in