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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — 2/13/2020 11:10 a.m. UPDATE: A man allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting in Princeton is indicted on several charges.

Kaleb Starkey was indicted before a grand jury on charges of attempt to commit a felony, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and wanton endangerment.

In January, he was arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting, which shattered a window at Amy’s House of Hope on Thorn Street. Police said the nonprofit was not the intended target.

Starkey will be arraigned on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 before Judge Swope.

Stick with 59 News as this story continues to develop.


PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — UPDATE: January 7, 2020 3:30 p.m. — Princeton Police Chief Tim Gray confirmed Kaleb Starkey is in custody.

Starkey reportedly got into an accident on U.S. 460 near Locust Street. Gray said he tried to run from police but was arrested.

Gray also told 59News Starkey was with another person who was a fugitive from Virginia. That person was also arrested Tuesday afternoon.

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — UPDATE: January 6, 2020 12:30 p.m. — Princeton Police are looking for a suspect they believe to be involved with a drive-by shooting.

Kaleb Starkey is wanted on multiple felony charges. Chief of Princeton Police, Tim Gray, said they believe Starky is armed and dangerous.

“If you are out there please, turn yourself in,” Gray pleaded to Starkey. “We want to resolve this without any further property damage or bloodshed. ”

During a shooting Sunday, January 5, 2020, a window was shattered at Amy’s House of Hope. Officers tell us the building was not the intended target.

Anyone with any information should call the Princeton Police Department at 304-487-5001 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at the organizations website. Anonymous tips can also be left using the P3 Tips App on any Apple or Android device.

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ORIGINAL STORYJan. 5, 2020 6 p.m.: Dispatchers confirm Amy’s House of Hope located on Thorn Street in Princeton was shot at on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The call came in just before 3 p.m.

The building was hit during an exchange of gun fire between two people on North Caperton Avenue, right across from the warming station owned and operated by the Warm a Heart, Give a Bed organization. One of the rounds hit Amy’s House of Hope, but Princeton police said the non-profit was not the intended target.

No one was inside Amy’s House of Hope or injured when the gunfight happened.

Police report one person fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle.

Princeton Police responded and are still investigating.

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