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UPDATE: Police arrest final suspect in murder investigation

BECKLEY, WV. (WVNS) - UPDATE 7-13-2018 1:30 p.m.:  A week long search for the suspects in a murder investigation is over.  The final man who was wanted for the death of Amber Meadows is now in custody. 

Beckley Police said Davide Hudson, Jr. was arrested on Friday, July 13.  According to Detectives, Hudson turned himself in with the assistance of legal counsel.

Investigators wanted to thank the public for their assistance in the case.


UPDATE 7-11-2018 3:10 p.m. A third person has been arrested in a murder investigation which began on Monday. Beckley Police Detectives said Tyrique Pearl turned himself in to police and is facing charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. 

They are still searching for Davide Hudson Jr. who is wanted in connection to the shooting death of 18 year old Amber Meadows. 


UPDATE 7-11-2018 12:30 p.m.  A second person has been arrested in a murder investigation which began on Monday.  Beckley Police Detectives said Antonio Williams is in custody and is facing charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.

Investigators are looking for two other men in the case.  Davide Hudson, Jr., 24, and Tyrique Pearl, 23, are also wanted for murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.

Anyone with information on the location of the wanted men is asked to contact the Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1708 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).  Anonymous tips can also be left online at the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 Tips App on a smartphone or mobile device. 


UPDATE 7/11/2018 10:00 a.m.  A man has been charged for murdering a woman at a local hotel in Beckley.

Jonthan Bird is charged with first degree murder, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a felony. 

According to police, on July 9, 2018, officers responded to the Travelodge on Harper road in Beckley where they found Amber Dawn Meadows, 19, of Midway, dead in a hotel room. 

Officers said several women approached them saying they were forcefully held along with Meadows in the hotel room for several hours. 

Earlier in the night, the woman told officers they were in a vehicle on Robert C. Byrd Drive when they were approached by three men. The men ordered the victims to follow them to the Travelodge and one of the guys climbed into the car with a gun. 

At the hotel, the victims said the men took their cellphones and became more aggressive by repeatedly pointing guns at them, and forcing them to stay in one bed. 

At one point, Meadows and one of the men got into a heated argument over drug money he believed he was owed. The victims said during the argument one of the men took Meadows to the back of the room and they heard arguing and then a loud gunshot. 

The suspects then ran from the room giving the other victims the opportunity to run to a restaurant close by and call 911. 

Bird was given a $5,000 bond for the conspiracy charge, and no bond on the first degree murder and kidnapping charges. He remains in the Southern Regional Jail. 

No word on any other arrests at this time, but stay with 59 News on air and online for updates on this developing story. 

UPDATE 7/10/2018 8:00 a.m.

BECKLEY, WV. (WVNS)- Beckley police have released the name of the woman killed in a shooting at a local hotel on Harper road.

Amber Dawn Meadows, 19, of Midway, was shot and killed Monday morning, July 9, 2018.

Beckley Police are interviewing witnesses and attempting to locate four "Persons of Interest" they have identified in this case.

A motive for the shooting has not been released. 

If you have any information you're asked to call Beckley Police or CrimeStoppers at (304) 255-STOP.

UPDATE: 7/9/2018 1:06 p.m.

Beckley Police are investigating a murder that happened at the Travel Lodge on Harper Road in Beckley around 5 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they found a woman, 19, shot.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Beckley Police are interviewing witnesses and attempting to locate "Persons of Interest" they have identified in this case.

The name of the victim isn't being released pending notification of family members.

If you have any information you're asked to call Beckley Police or CrimeStoppers at (304) 255-STOP.

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) -- Beckley police are on scene of a possible shooting. 

Dispatchers said the call came in around 5 am at Travel Lodge on Harper Road. 

At this time, there's no word if anyone was injured. Stay with 59 News on this developing story. 


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