20, Feb 2015 - McDowell County residents mourn loss of murdered Georgia couple
MCDOWELL CO, WV (WVVA) It seems unlikely that an elderly couple from Georgia would have any ties to southern West Virginia. But for the last fifteen years Bud and June Runion have traveled to McDowell County.
12, Dec 2014 - McDowell County man arrested on fraud and forgery charges
According to McDowell County Sheriff Martin B. West, a sheriff's detective arrested Edward Joshua Coleman, of Hartwell, West Virginia, on a list of charges relating to fraud and forgery charges.
14, Nov 2014 - McDowell County woman is guilty of filing fraudulent water quality reports
CHARLESTON, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Bonita Witt-Hird, 60, of Thorpe (McDowell County) West Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court...
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 ...