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22, Jan 2015 - Jackson Man Charged with Murder in Jackson County Cold Case
Scottsboro, AL (WDEF) Jackson County deputies charge a man for killing his wife back in 1997. 46-year-old Barry Van Whitton has been serving time in federal prison in West Virginia. He's now in the Jackson County Jail. He's charged with the death of his first wife, 28-year-old Michelle. Officials also suspect him for the disappearances of his second wife and her daughter in 2007.
16, Dec 2014 - Jackson UPDATE: 5 Killed in Jackson County Crash
West Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed five people in Jackson County.
16, Dec 2014 - Jackson Five Killed in West Virginia Car Crash
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 6, members of the West Virginia State Police Detachment in Ripley, Jackson County, investigated a two vehicle crash on I-77 just north of the Ripley interstate interchange.
16, Dec 2014 - Jackson 5 dead in crash en route to football title game
Five people are dead, including two teenagers, after a two-vehicle crash in Jackson County Saturday morning, the West Virginia State Police said. Just before 8:30 Saturday an SUV traveling north on Interstate 77, just north of Ripley, lost control on wet pavement and veered into the median, State Police spokesman Michael Baylous said in a news release. The vehicle crashed through a cable median ...
16, Dec 2014 - Jackson West Virginia man will spend a month in jail for the illegal sale of turtles
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) - A Jackson County man will spend a month in prison for capturing about 300 turtles and selling them to out-of-state buyers. Media outlets report that Thomas Pepin was sentenced Monday...
07, Dec 2014 - Jackson Deadly two-car crash kills five
WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE - At approximately 8:30am this morning, members of the West Virginia State Police Detachment in Ripley, Jackson County, investigated a two vehicle crash on I-77 just north of the Ripley interstate interchange. A maroon Mercury Mountaineer was traveling north when the driver lost control on the wet pavement and veered into the median. The Mountaineer then ...
13, Nov 2014 - Jackson W.Va. woman gets 5 years for Yellowstone pot trafficking
The Associated Press JACKSON, Wyo. - A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone National Park on the last of several trips she said she made between California and West Virginia. Daphne Watkins, 53, pleaded guilty to one felony count. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on ...
13, Nov 2014 - Jackson Woman gets five years for Yellowstone pot trafficking
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone National Park on the last of several trips she said she made between California and West Virginia.
29, Oct 2014 - Jackson Detroit man sentenced for plan to sell heroin
The Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Detroit man has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in West Virginia. Jakaiser Wesley Jackson was sentenced in federal court in Huntington on Monday. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Jackson was the fifth defendant to be ...
22, Sep 2014 - Jackson Three arrested on drug related charges following traffic stop in Jackson County, WV
Three people were arrested following a traffic stop in Jackson County, West Virginia after police found a small amount of marijuana and large amount of cash.
30, Jun 2014 - Jackson Jackson County, WV man charged with making terroristic threats against a school
A Jackson County, West Virginia man was charged with making terroristic threats and possession of an incendiary device.Blake Ryan Garnes, 20, was arrested after a confidential informant told police that Garnes had a bomb and was planning to detonate it at Evans Elementary School.On June 25, police raided the home of Garnes and found the device.
27, May 2014 - Jackson 13-year-old drowns in lake in Jackson County
RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Jackson County. Sheriff Tony Boggs tells media outlets that the accident occurred Sunday afternoon on the grounds of the Parchment Valley West Virginia Baptist Conference Center near Ripley. Boggs says the boy and another boy were in a kayak that capsized. The other boy was able to swim to shore. The sheriff says the boy ...
02, May 2014 - Jackson Fourth Person Arrested in Detroit to Huntington Heroin Ring
West Virginia State Police said Jakaiser Jackson was a partner of Chris Harris in a Detroit to Huntington heroin ring.
01, Jun 2013 - Jackson Marijuana Worth Thousands of Dollars Seized
A pound of marijuana worth thousands of dollars was seized by police during a traffic stop in Jackson County, West Virginia.
06, May 2013 - Jackson Fire burns home of W.Va. couple, 2 arrested
West Virginia authorities say two people have been arrested on charges stemming from a fire at the home of a jailed Jackson County couple.
23, Apr 2013 - Jackson W.Va. man kidnapped, vowed to eat 3 people, police say
ELKINS, W.Va. -- A Beckley man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping three adults and threatening to shoot and then eat them. John Will Jackson, 40, was in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $20,000 bail Tuesday. The West Virginia State Police charged hi...
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