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One arrested on charge of wanton endangerment

September 6, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

WANTON ENDANGERMENT: One person was arrested in Guyandotte early Wednesday morning after a reported shotsfired call.

Charles Edward Murphy, 25, was jailed at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with wanton endangerment. Bond was set at $35,000.

Police responded to the shots-fired call at approximately 5:37 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Richmond Street in Guyandotte.

Upon arrival the arrestee appeared from the corner of the house, then went back behind the house, then reappeared and said, “I don’t have anything.” Officers located a pistol and three shell casings near where the suspect was standing as well as two live rounds on his person.

Murphy was taken into custody without incident. He also had two active warrants from May 16 for receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle and brandishing. Murphy allegedly took a Jeep Cherokee from the victim’s workplace.

When the victim confronted Murphy and attempted to recover his vehicle, Murphy allegedly brandished a baseball bat and swung it at the victim and the vehicle he was in as he drove past.

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

The Hunting ton Police Department listed 20 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Drug paraphernalia, 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, 13th Street and Commerce Avenue.

Maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of controlled substances, wanton endangerment, 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Richmond Street, Guyandotte.

Possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, warrant service/execution, 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, Washington Avenue and West 10th Street.

Prostitution loitering, 1:18 a.m. Wednesday, 5th Street and 4th Avenue.

Domestic battery, 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, 800 block of 4th Avenue.

Disorderly conduct, 11:38 p.m. Tuesday, 2700 block of Marcum Terrace.

Forty-eight-hour parking violation, 1:45 a.m. Aug. 28, 17th Street and 12th Avenue.

Deceased person, 9 p.m. Monday, 900 block of 10th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, 1st Street and 7th Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 600 block of John Marshall Drive.

Joyriding — stolen vehicle without intent to permanently deprive, 5 a.m. Monday, 300 block of Marcum Terrace.

Runaway juvenile, midnight Saturday, 100 block of Buffington Street, Guyandotte.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, noon Aug. 24, 2000 block of Enslow Boulevard.

Leaving the scene — property damage, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 3100 block of Brereton Court.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, petit larceny, 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, unit block of Washington Avenue.

Operators/motorcycle, vehicle security, improper registration, 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, West 5th Street and 7th Avenue.

Littering from motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, 1700 block of Jackson Avenue.

Trespassing, 2:29 a.m. Tuesday, 700 block of 6th Avenue.

Suspended or revoked license — miscellaneous, falsely reporting an emergency incident, 2:06 a.m. Tuesday, 1800 block of Hall Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 12:51 a.m. Tuesday, 1100 block of 11th Avenue.

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

Robert Dwayne Cline, 52, was jailed at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with a probation violation. Bond was not set.

Johnny Eugene Laws Jr., 39, was jailed at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with being a fugitive from justice, possession of meth, possesing on a revoked license forsion of a stolen vehicle, driving on a revoked license for DUI and improper registration. Bond was not set.

Bennie James May, 43, was jailed at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with false evidences, forgery, etc., of title and registration and misdemeanor charges for second-offense suspended/revoked license — DUI, no insurance and further limitations on driving to left of center of roadway. Bond was set at $11,100.

Follow reporter Megan Osborne on Twitter @megosborneHD.

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