21, Oct 2014 - Regional Jail Rates Likely To Remain Unchanged
CHARLESTON - The head of the regional jail system in West Virginia says the per-inmate cost to house offenders is unlikely to increase in the next two years, but the state could reach a "breaking point" if the number of incarcerations continues to...
19, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Delegate Speaks Out on DUI Arrest
According to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, Doug Skaff was arrested for Driving Under the Influence early Saturday morning.
19, Oct 2014 - Doug Skaff, Kanawha delegate, state Senate candidate, charged with DUI
By David Gutman Delegate Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, a candidate for the West Virginia Senate, was arrested Saturday morning in Monongalia County and charged with driving under the influence, according to the West Virginia Regional Jails website. The arrest was made in Morgantown, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department, which would not provide additional information. The charge is a ...
18, Oct 2014 - W.Va Jails and Prisons Looking at New Cost Effective Measures
On Thursday, local government officials met with the staff with the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail to discuss some cost effective measures that could be implemented.
16, Oct 2014 - Wexford woman sues sister in federal court over money missing from mother's estate
A West Virginia woman convicted in Fayette County Court of stealing her siblings’ personal items from their deceased mother’s estate is being sued in federal court by her sister over missing bonds and
15, Oct 2014 - WV State Police receives $1 million in funding to combat meth
(WVVA) The West Virginia State Police will receive $1 million dollars in federal funding to fight the illegal production and trafficking of methamphetamine. According to a news release by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, the two-year grant was made possible by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine Program...
15, Oct 2014 - 2 Arrested in Kingwood on Marijuana Charges
West Virginia State Police have arrested two Kingwood men on drug and conspiracy charges as a result of a drug investigation at Preston Manor Apartments in Kingwood.
12, Oct 2014 - Sex offender arrested for illegal possession of firearms in Quincy, West Virginia
Alivn L. Stewart, 38, of Campbell's Creek was arrested after he pointed a shotgun at a West Virginia State Trooper and a U.S. Marshall on Monday, September 22nd. Stewart is a a registered sex offender and he is being charged with illegal possession of a weapon. He may face additional charges.
07, Oct 2014 - W.Va. Jail Authority To Meet In Moundsville
State and county officials get the opportunity to ask questions about state jail operations and how best to contain the costs of incarceration when the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority meets in Moundsville this mont.
07, Oct 2014 - West Virginia Man Accused of Killing Wife, Burying Body
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say a body found buried in a shallow grave is believed to be that of a missing Raleigh County woman. State police tell media outlets that troopers found the body on Friday following the arrest of 60-year-old Johnnie Ray Farley. Farley is accused of killing his wife, Lynnette Denise Farley. He is being held at the Southern Regional Jail on a first ...
07, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania teacher held in W. Virginia sex case
A western Pennsylvania high school choral teacher remained jailed on charges he traveled to West Virginia hoping to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex.
07, Oct 2014 - Va. suspect who escaped in Pa. captured in W.Va.
A Virginia suspect who escaped while being taken to a jail in Pennsylvania has been captured in West Virginia.
06, Oct 2014 - Alabama man arrested after allegedly fleeing police
Staff reports An Alabama man led a trooper on a 20-to 25-minute pursuit in Braxton and Gilmer counties Thursday night, according to West Virginia State Police. Floyd Smith, 39, of Rockford, Alabama, was wanted on arson charges, Senior Trooper J.M. Maynor said. Smith was also allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and had two stolen firearms, Maynor said. Maynor said he tried to stop Smith for ...
06, Oct 2014 - LH middle school teacher arrested in W.Va.
A Laurel Highlands Middle School teacher has been arrested in West Virginia for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old girl on the internet.
06, Oct 2014 - WV Regional Jail system to demonstrate "zero tolerance" for rapes and assaults behind bar
West Virginia's regional jail system will use a $410,522 matching grant from the U.S. Dept. of Justice to train staff, educate inmates and provide victims' services to combat sexual abuse and sexual assault behind bars.
06, Oct 2014 - Virginia suspect who escaped in Pa. captured in W.Va.
The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia suspect who escaped while being taken to a jail in Pennsylvania has been captured in West Virginia. The Martinsburg Police Department says officers took 30-year-old Jeffrey William Moore into custody without incident Sunday evening at a residence. Police went to the residence after receiving an anonymous tip. The Herald-Mail reports that the ...
05, Oct 2014 - Preston prosecutor's request for help sparks statewide spat
By Eric Eyre Preston County Prosecuting Attorney Mel Snyder needed help. Snyder had three pending murder cases last year. There also were dozens of drug crimes and sexual assault cases on the docket. A backlog of financial audits of local municipalities had piled up, awaiting Snyder's review. "We were pretty overwhelmed," Snyder recalled. Then, along came West Virginia Attorney General Patrick ...
05, Oct 2014 - W.Va. man accused of killing wife, burying body
West Virginia State Police say a body found buried in a shallow grave is believed to be that of a missing Raleigh County woman.
05, Oct 2014 - Raleigh County man accused of killing wife, burying body
BECKLEY, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police say a body found buried in a shallow grave is believed to be that of a missing Raleigh County woman. State Police tell media outlets that troopers found the body on Friday following the arrest of 60-year-old Johnnie Ray Farley. Farley is accused of killing his wife, Lynnette Denise Farley. He is being held at the Southern Regional Jail on a first ...
05, Oct 2014 - Blacks much more likely to be arrested for marijuana in W.Va.
By Erin Beck Staff writer Black people are nearly six times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in West Virginia, even though both groups use the drug at similar rates nationwide. In West Virginia, black people made up about 3 percent of the population and about 17 percent of marijuana arrests in the state in 2012, according to FBI statistics and Census data ...
04, Oct 2014 - NEW DETAILS: Missing woman believed dead, husband arrested on murder charge.
The West Virginia State Police announce on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 that an arrest has been made in the death of Lynette Farley, who was the subject of a missing person case. Troopers arrested her husband, Johnnie Ray Farley, on Friday. He is charged with First Degree Murder.
03, Oct 2014 - Three arrested in Huntington, WV as part of River to Jail campaign
Three more arrests have been made as part of the Operation: River to Jail campaign in Huntington, West Virginia.
03, Oct 2014 - West Virginia jails awarded $400,000 to target assaults behind bars
CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia's regional jail system plans to devote a $410,522 matching grant from the U.S. Dept. of Justice toward training staff, educating inmates and providing victims' services to combat sexual abuse and sexual assault...
03, Oct 2014 - W.Va. receives grant to combat jail sex assaults
West Virginia has received a federal grant to develop pilot programs aimed at combating sexual abuse and sexual assault in regional jails.
03, Oct 2014 - Laurel Highlands choral director jailed in W.Va. for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex
A teacher in the Laurel Highlands School District is in a West Virginia jail on charges he solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex over the ...