RIVER NEWS THURSDAY 9.20.18
Amber Alert Issued in Ohio County for Missing Child
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing child out of Ohio County, West Virginia.
Officials say at approximately 9 p.m. last night, family members of the estranged ex-wife of Zachary Steele used an axe to break into the residence of Zachary Steele and remove 6-year-old Akexton Steele.
A confrontation ensued and the father, Zachary, was threatened with a knife. The child was then loaded into a maroon colored 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 with West Virginia registration 3EX990. Officials believe the suspects are traveling to Marshall County.
Man Leads Police On Second Chase in Less Than Two Weeks
A man wanted for leading officers on a dangerous car chase through Jefferson County last week has been arrested after another chase.
Marcus Ford was caught Wednesday evening in Carroll County near Nome Road and State Route 39.
He was turned over to Columbiana County officials since he was wanted on assault and other charges there.
Last week, Ford traveled more than 50 miles throughout Jefferson County before his vehicle got stuck in some mud in Hammondsville, but he escaped when he took off on foot.
Once Ford faces his charges in Columbiana County, he will be prosecuted in Jefferson County.
Drug Raid Conducted in South Wheeling
Multiple people are behind bars after a drug raid yesterday afternoon in Wheeling.
According to the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, officers from four different departments seized drugs from a home on the 4300 block of Jacob Street in South Wheeling.
The West Virginia State Police, Wheeling Police and the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force were also involved in the raid.
No other information has been released at this time.
15-Year-Old Admits Guilt; Sentenced in Jefferson County Attempted Murder Case
A 15-year-old pleaded guilty to five counts of attempted murder on Thursday afternoon in Jefferson County.
Kylar Petteway, who was set to stand trial as an adult, took a plea deal instead and will spend the next 12 years behind bars.
Petteway had the potential to serve nearly 70 years in prison with the charges against him, which included five counts of attempted murder after shooting three females in January.
The 20 shell casings and witness statements later pointed at Petteway as the suspect, and he was taken into custody.
The court later had to decide whether he would be charged as an adult.
On Thursday, he admitted to the crimes committed, and entered a guilty plea on his own behalf.
$500,000 Bond Set for Steubenville Drug Suspects
Hefty bonds were placed against two alleged New York drug traffickers yesterday in Steubenville Municipal Court.
Video evidence from a local car wash and controlled buys were used to pinpoint Elijah Ross and Brandi Harris in this case. Upon searching the residence they had been staying in, two guns were found — one of which was stolen out of Brooke County.
The defense argued this was not Ross’ permanent residence.
The prosecution pointed toward the video, where Harris had allegedly stuffed drugs into her pants upon their arrest. They were later discovered.
Mascio placed $500,000 bond on both suspects because of the amount of drugs involved.
The case has been bound over to the grand jury.