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Among those turning out for Burgoyne ...
Among those turning out for Burgoyne were retired Bethlehem Police Chief August Bankey and former Ohio County Deputy James Hall - two Democrat candidates who sought to succeed Burgoyne as sheriff in the 2008 election.
Ohio County First Grader Restrained
Bethlehem Police Chief August Bankey says he put the seven-year-old boy who is a First Grader at Bethlehem Elementary School in Ohio County in handcuffs.Chief August Bankey says the boy refused to stop kicking him after apparently running from teachers on Friday.
Last week, Bethlehem police ...
Last week, Bethlehem police Chief August Bankey said he was aware of the circumstances surrounding Griffin's departure from the Wheeling Police Department prior to the officer's hiring in Bethlehem.
He said village officials received a letter from the West Virginia Governor's Committee on Crime and Delinquency confirming Griffin still is a certified officer permitted to work in the Mountain State.
"We wanted to make sure he
was allowed to be an officer, and we received a letter from the state that he
"We wouldn't hire anyone who isn't allowed to be a police officer."
said Griffin is more than just an officer with a certification.
"We had letters of recommendation from fellow police officers, and we went by those too," Bankey
"I talked to (officers) from the Wheeling department, and they have high regard for him."
Bankey said Griffin has been a quality officer in his short time with the Bethlehem Police Department.
"We're very confident, and he
has done a great job for us," Bankey
Bethlehem Police Chief ...
Bethlehem Police Chief August Bankey said Robert Lee Morris, 41, was taken to the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville after he was arrested by police Sgt.
"(Morris) hit four homes in Marshall County, two in Wheeling
, and three in Bethlehem
, Morris allegedly kicked in the door of a Village Drive residence, but did not enter the home.
then entered an unlocked residence on Birch Lane to take money, credit cards and passports.
"The officer arrested him at gunpoint, so he
did not have a chance to fight back," Bankey
After taking Morris to jail, officers searched the alleged burglar's Ford Escort to find the assortment of 12 shotguns and rifles, jewelry, several electronic devices, drug paraphernalia, suspected crack cocaine, marijuana seeds and about $35 worth of coins.
is definitely facing at least three counts of burglary and possession of stolen property," Bankey
said, noting Morris could face numerous additional charges in other jurisdictions.
The Bethlehem police chief, ...
The Bethlehem police chief, August Bankey, has filed to run as a Democrat for sheriff.