Grand Jury Indictments Issued in Beckley - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Grand Jury Indictments Issued in Beckley

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • Alpha Natural Resources announces potential mine layoffs

    Alpha Natural Resources announces potential mine layoffs

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:35:28 GMT
    Around 1,100 coal mining jobs in southern West Virginia could be in danger as Alpha Natural Resources plans to downsize their operations in the mountain state.  The coal mining company made the announcement on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
    Around 1,100 coal mining jobs in southern West Virginia could be in danger as Alpha Natural Resources plans to downsize their operations in the mountain state.  The coal mining company made the announcement on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
  • McDowell County man arrested for sex crimes

    McDowell County man arrested for sex crimes

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:18:47 GMT
    George Allan Truhlar, 22, was a fugitive from Virginia. According to Sgt. Melissa Clemons with the Crimes Against Children Unit of the WVSP, Truhlar would exchange sexually explicit photos and videos with teenagers.
    George Allan Truhlar, 22, was a fugitive from Virginia. According to Sgt. Melissa Clemons with the Crimes Against Children Unit of the WVSP, Truhlar would exchange sexually explicit photos and videos with teenagers.
BECKLEY -

The Grand Jury for the United States Southern District of West Virginia issued three indictments Thursday, including two cases from the WVNS viewing area.

Brandon Elliot, 21, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley faces charges of possession of a weapon by an inmate, a federal offense. According to a press release from Assistant U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office, Elliot was found in possession of a "shank" on January 23, 2012.

If convicted, Elliot faces an additional charge of 5 years imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines. The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Prisons.

Also indicted Wednesday was William Edward Crawford, 45, of Port Orange Florida. According to Grand Jury documents, on March 8, 2011 Crawford was found in possession of a significant quantity of oxycodone in the area of Beaver in Raleigh County.

On the same day, Edwards was found in possession of a .25 caliber handgun. In addition to  the charge of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, he faces an addition charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,250,000.

Also indicted Wednesday was 34-year-old Clifford Stafford of Akron, Ohio, who faces up to 20 years in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was arrested December 14, 2011 in South Charleston.