UPDATE: Clay County man sentenced for crimes in Fayette, Kanawha counties

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FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — 4/28/2021 10:59 a.m. UPDATE: A man is sentenced after he stole multiple items, including two vehicles, and tried to run away from law enforcement.

According to the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Anthony Scott Lively was sentenced to one to three years in prison for crimes dating back to as early as July 2019.

Court documents stated Lively stole fishing equipment valued at more than $1,000 from a Gauley Bridge property in July 2019. Between March and May of 2020, he also stole a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup in Gauley Bridge and a 2017 Jeep Cherokee in Kanawha County.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, deputies spotted Lively on June 24, 2020. He was arrested after he tried to get away from them by jumping into the Gauley River. Investigators said he attacked a deputy as we was brought in for processing.

Lively was charged with Attempt to Commit Burglary, Grand Larceny and Fleeing with Reckless Indifference, and Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle. In addition to his prison sentence, he was also ordered to pay a $500 fine. Prosecutors said Lively is facing additional charges in Fayette County stemming from unrelated crimes.


GAULEY BRIDGE, WV (WVNS) — 6/24/2020 9:16 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY: A Clay County man is facing multiple charges in Fayette County after leaving deputies on a chase and attacking one of them.

In Gauley Bridge on Tuesday, June 24, 2020, Fayette County deputies spotted Anthony Scott Lively, of Lizemores, Clay County, who was wanted on multiple warrants. Lively was arrested after trying to run away from them and jumping into the Gauley River. When brought in for processing, deputies said he attacked one of them.

Lively was charged with Fleeing with Reckless Disregard (Vehicle), Assault on Officer and Fleeing on Foot. In Kanawha County, he was wanted for a May 28th theft of a vehicle. Lively was also wanted in Fayette County for Grand Larceny-Vehicle, Burglary and Receiving/Transferring Stolen Property from two incidents this year in Charlton Heights and Gauley Bridge.

He is now in jail.

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