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The Latest: Arrest warrants issued for 3 rescued at WV mine

December 21, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on charges brought after a West Virginia coal mine rescue (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

More charges have been brought after four people entered an inactive coal mine in West Virginia and three were trapped inside.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office said Friday afternoon that it has obtained arrest warrants on Kayla Williams, Erica Treadway and Cody Beverly for entering the mine. News outlets reported earlier that the sheriff’s office was seeking to arrest Williams’ cousin, Eddie Williams Jr., on charges including entering without breaking.

The four entered an idle Clear Creek coal mine this month. Eddie Williams left the mine two days later, and authorities later rescued the other three.

Kayla Williams’ father, Randall, has said his daughter was looking for copper. The Register-Herald reports Eddie Williams was indicted in May on charges including trespassing and grand larceny related to the theft of copper wire from an Alpha Resources mine.

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11:30 a.m.

A sheriff’s office in West Virginia says it has issued an arrest warrant for a man who escaped a coal mine where three other people were trapped.

News outlets report the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it’s seeking to arrest Eddie Williams Jr. on charges including entering without breaking.

Williams and his cousin Kayla Williams along with Erica Treadway and Cody Beverly entered an inactive Clear Creek coal mine early this month. Williams left the mine two days later. Authorities later rescued the other three.

Kayla Williams’ father, Randall, has said his daughter was looking for copper. The Register-Herald reports Eddie Williams was indicted in May on charges including trespassing and grand larceny related to the theft of copper wire from an Alpha Resources mine.

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