UPDATE: Beckley Police arrest shooting suspect

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UPDATE: Monday, July 26, 2021 at 1:55 p.m. (WVNS) — Beckley Police arrested a man connected to a shooting that happened last week.

Albert Jones was taken into custody on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Charlotte, NC by the US Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force. Jones was wanted in connection with the shooting of a woman that happened on July 18 on Westline Drive in Beckley. 

He is being held in a Charlotte-Mecklenburg area jail pending an extradition hearing, according to detectives with the Beckley Police Department.

No further information has been released at this time.


UPDATE: Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:36 a.m. (WVNS) — Beckley Police are looking for a man wanted for a shooting that happened on Sunday.

Investigators said Albert Jones was last seen on Maxwell Hill Road. According to a press release, Jones got into a fight with a woman, and she was shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she is in serious but stable condition.

Albert Jones, wanted by Beckley Police for shooting

After the shooting, a search was conducted by multiple agencies, but Jones has still not been found. Police said there are warrants for his arrest for malicious wounding, wanton endangerment and burglary.

If you have any information on his whereabouts or this incident, contact Beckley Police or CrimestoppersWV at crimstopperswv.com or their P3 Tips app.


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Law enforcement is on scene of a shooting on Westline Drive in Beckley.

According to Raleigh County dispatchers, the shooting happened around 2:06 p.m. on Sunday. They said the shooting involved one victim and a suspect.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Dispatchers told 59News the Beckley Police Department and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department are still on scene.

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