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Three arrested following gunshots downtown

December 18, 2018
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Gregory Scott Broce

HUNTINGTON - Three people were arrested on various charges following gunshots in downtown Huntington early Monday. Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said a call of shots fired from a vehicle at a home was reported at 1:23 a.m. in the 400 block of 6th Avenue.

“Officers found and stopped the car two blocks away within two minutes of the call,” Dial said.

Dial said several rounds were fired from a 10 millimeter Glock firearm at a home with seven people inside. Nobody was injured in the shooting and it’s unclear if any bullets struck the home, according to Dial.

Christopher Anthony Waters, 23, of Huntington was the driver of the car and was also the alleged shooter, Dial said. He was charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment and being a fugitive from justice in Michigan.

“Mr. Waters was wanted out of Michigan on a parole violation, as well as resisting and fleeing from an officer,” Dial said. “He is a convicted felon and is prohibited from carrying a firearm.”

Dial said police recovered six shell casings and one live round on the street where the shooting allegedly occurred that matched the Glock handgun recovered during the arrest.

Dial said he could not talk about a possible motive for the shooting since the investigation remains ongoing.

Gregory Scott Broce, 47, of Huntington was a passenger in the vehicle and was charged with possession with the intent to deliver.

Kristen Marie Townsend, 40, of Ona was also a passenger in the vehicle and was charged with accessory after the fact.

“We also found five bags of marijuana that totaled 55.05 grams,” Dial said.

All three suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail:

Six people have been jailed on felony charges since Sunday afternoon, according to booking records kept at the Western Regional Jail.Emillie Renee Baker, 22, was jailed at 2:20 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with malicious wounding of an officer, receiving and transferring stolen property and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. No bond was set.

Jeffrey Lynn Chapple, 28, was jailed at 12:45 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice, a warrant and obstructing. No bond was set.

Gremila Crawford, 44, was jailed at 3:35 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with grand larceny. No bond was set.

Gretchen Nicole Currey, 29, was jailed at 10:15 a.m. Monday. Authorities in Jackson County charged her with home confinement violation by a convicted felon. No bond was set.

Greenway Newsome, 49, was jailed at 2:10 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with a bond violation by a pre-trial felon. No bond was set.

Jacob Allen Plants, 23, was jailed at 1 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with being a fugitive from justice and second offense driving on a revoked license. Bond was set at $75,000 surety/cash.

The following information was provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 12 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Domestic assault, 4:05 a.m. Monday, 500 block of North High Street.

Destruction of property-misdemeanor, 3 a.m. Monday, 400 block of 11th Street.

Fugitive from justice, possession with intent, delivery of a controlled substance, accessory before the fact, 1:23 a.m. Monday, 600 block of 6th Street.

Found property, 12:53 a.m. Monday, 2200 block of 5th Avenue.

Shoplifting, first and second offense, 2 p.m. Sunday, 400 block of Camden Road.

Deceased person, 7 p.m. Saturday, 100 block of Shockey Drive.

Defective equipment, no operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance, DUI less than .150, 4:41 p.m. Sunday, 9th Avenue and 12th Street.

Destruction of property-misdemeanor, 2:50 p.m. Sunday, 600 block of 5th Avenue, Guyandotte.

Petit larceny, 11:31 a.m. Sunday, 2600 block of Washington Boulevard.

Stolen auto-auto theft, 2:56 a.m. Sunday, 10th Street and 4th Avenue.

Destruction of property-misdemeanor, 1:13 a.m. Sunday, 2200 block of 10th Avenue.

Intoxication or drinking in public places, illegal possession of alcohol, battery, 2 a.m. Sunday, 500 block of Kinetic Drive.

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