UPDATE: Man wanted for attempted murder extradited back to West Virginia

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PETERSTOWN, WV (WVNS)6/30/2021 9:45 a.m. UPDATE: William McGuire, the man wanted for attempted murder in Monroe County, is back in West Virginia.

According to Chief Deputy James Hylton, McGuire was extradited back to the state by Monroe County deputies on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from the New River Valley Jail in Dublin, Virginia. He was booked into Southern Regional Jail.

McGuire will be arraigned as early as Wednesday evening.


PETERSTOWN, WV (WVNS)6/18/2021 7 a.m. UPDATE: The man wanted for attempted murder in Monroe County is in custody.

According to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department, William McGuire is being held in the New River Valley Jail in Dublin, Virginia. He is currently being held without bond. Once all proceedings are complete, he will be sent back to West Virginia.


PETERSTOWN, WV (WVNS) — 6/17/2021 10 p.m. UPDATE: The man wanted for attempted murder in Monroe County was found on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, William McGuire was found and taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and law enforcement agencies in Virginia.


PETERSTOWN, WV (WVNS) — 6/17/2021 10:47 a.m. UPDATE: New details are released in the ongoing search for a man wanted for attempted murder out of Monroe County.

Chief Dep. James Hylton with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called to a home on Hansbarger Road in Peterstown shortly after noon on Monday, June 14, 2021. When they arrived, he said they found a woman ‘badly beaten with blood.’

According to deputies, the victim had multiple bruises, cuts on her head and stab wounds on her thigh and legs. Both of her arms and one of her ankles were broken as well. She was taken to a hospital. As of Wednesday, deputies said she is expected to be okay.

Investigators said William McGuire, 54, is the suspect. According to Hylton, McGuire has a ‘severe’ criminal record in Virginia, consisting of five felonies. The history of charges included burglary and domestic violence. In this case, McGuire is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder and malicious wounding.

As of Thursday, June 17, deputies confirmed McGuire is still on the run. He is 5’6″ and weighs 163 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Deputies said he is to be considered armed and dangerous. Hylton said they’re following leads that McGuire may have gone to Virginia, where he has ties to Pearisburg and Narrows, but they believe he is still close to Monroe County.

Monroe County Sheriff Jeff Jones confirmed U.S. Marshals joined in on the joint investigation with deputies, West Virginia State troopers and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers to find McGuire.

If you have any information, contact the Monroe County 911 Center at (304)-772-3911.


MONROE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — 6/15/2021 10:12 a.m. UPDATE: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for a man wanted on several charges. It is possible that the suspect could be in a Green older model Ford Ranger.

If you have any information please call the the Monroe County 911 Center at 304-772-3911.


MONROE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — ORIGINAL STORY: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted on several charges.

Deputies are looking for William McGuire. He is wanted for attempted murder, malicious wounding and domestic battery. A warrant is out for his arrest.

McGuire is 54-years-old. He is 5’6″ and weighs 163 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.

West Virginia State Police and officers with the WV Division of Natural Resources are also looking for McGuire. If you have any information, contact the Monroe County 911 Center at (304)-772-3911.LAT

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