CHARLESTON, WV – Shain Gandee, one of the “stars” of MTV’s Buckwild, was found dead with two other men inside Gandee’s vehicle.
Gandee and his uncle were last seen leaving Larry’s Bar in Sissonville about 3 a.m. Sunday. The pair said they were going to do a bit of off-roading in Gandee’s 1984 Ford Bronco. Police were called after they did not return and the family had spent most of the day Sunday looking for them.
Deputies used all-terrain vehicles to access the area the men went off-roading, which is about a mile up a dirt road, and located the vehicle with three dead men inside. It was later confirmed that the men were Gandee and his uncle, 48-year-old David Gandee. The third man has been identified as Robert Myers.
A cause of death for the three men has not been released, but police say they do not suspect foul play.
“It’s a very sad day for this county,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said. “This is a small place and just about everyone in this community knows everybody.”
For anyone not familiar with the show, here’s the official synopsis:
“BUCKWILD is an authentic comedic series following an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, “whatever happens, happens. Money might be tight in their neck of the woods, but whether they’re throwing a dump truck pool party or building their own human slingshot, nothing stops them from making their own entertainment.…Continue Reading
CHARLESTON, WV — Police in West Virginia have arrested 42-year-old Judith Kowaleski after they say she shot and killed another woman after their children fought on a school bus.
Police responding to a shooting call found Kowaleski and her aunt, Barbara Harrington, performing CPR on 42-year-old Elizabeth Slagle, who was lying in the middle of the street. Slagle was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Kowaleski told police that her child had got into an altercation with Slagle’s child on the school bus earlier, and that Slagle had called her that day upset about the incident. The two women agreed to meet at the end of the road to hash out their differences in a diplomatic, rational way – but Kowaleski admitted she brought along a handgun just in case.
The three women met at the end of the road and diplomatic discussions soon turned to arguing. According to Kowaleski, she had the gun in her hand from the time she walked out of the house until she met Slagle.…Continue Reading
Louis Helmburg III claims that on May 1, 2011, he attended an Alpha Tau Omega house party with his girlfriend. At about 1:30 a.m., Helmburg says Alpha Tau Omega member Travis Hughes “decided that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his anus.”
The lawsuit says that, “instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in [Hughes'] rectum” causing Helmburg to be “startled,” “jump back,” subsequently fall off the balcony where the failed launch occurred. Helmburg then became “lodged between the deck and an air conditioner unit adjacent the deck.”
Helmburg’s lawsuit claims that “firing bottle rockets out of one’s own anus constitutes an ‘ultra-hazardous’ activity,” a claim that clearly ignoring the thousands – nay, tens of thousands – of successful anal bottle rocket launches occurring on college campuses each year worldwide.
The lawsuit names The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, and Travis Hughes, as defendants exposed to strict liability.…Continue Reading
WESTON, W.Va. - A 3-year-old girl has been missing since Saturday and the outcome is not looking like it will be a good one.
Hundreds of volunteers have joined authorities in their search for 3-year-old Aliayah Lunsford, but after two days of looking, a sheriff’s department lieutenant said they “haven’t come up with anything.”
The girl was last seen by her mother and an older sister sleeping in her bed around 6:30 a.m., Saturday morning. When her mother went to take her temperature a few hours later, she was gone.
Aliayah’s stepfather had already been picked up and left for work so her mother jumped into her car and drove around looking for her daughter, running out of gas in the process. She called the police at around 11:30.
Since then police, along with K-9 units and hundreds of volunteers, have been looking for the girl. Divers are in nearby waters after a bloodhound detected Aliayah’s scent near a river located 150 yards from her home. The scent, however, could be three to seven days old.…Continue Reading
Summersville, WV – A West Virginia man is facing multiple charges after a violent rampage allegedly fueled by bath salts.
Bath salts, which are neither a bath nor salt, apparently made 43 year-old Mitchell Alderman do some really dumb things Thursday. The first stop on Alderman’s crazy train was a home which he forced himself into at approximately 1:30 am. As it happens, the home belongs to Cpl. David Hopkins of the Nicholas County Sheriffs Department.
Alderman was promptly pushed right the hell out of the house and arrested. When he arrived at the Nicholas County Courthouse, he fled on foot and scuffled with the officers attempting to re-apprehend his ass. Police say that pepper spray and a Taser were used. One deputy went to the hospital with a sprained wrist.
Inside the courthouse, Alderman apparently damaged a booking room. En route to jail, he kicked out one of the windows as what I imagine could only be a mature expression of his distaste for riding in the backseat.…Continue Reading
NEW CUMBERLAND, WV - A title that would do this one justice would read more like a paragraph. What we seem to have here is a 19-year-old convicted felon, on house arrest, who was arrested Wednesday night and faces a whole slew of charges related to what he’s been up to in the last month or so. This includes holding his ex-girlfriend captive, responding to classified ads offering dogs, and then torturing and killing those dogs (most of which were puppies) while making the ex watch. And did I mention he made her clean up after these dog-killing sessions?
Jeffery Nally, Jr. was taken into custody following a call made to state police by the ex-girlfriend’s mother about the young woman being held against her will by Nally. According to the mother, Nally said he would kill any officer who showed up at the residence, as well as himself and his ex. (The statement about killing officers may be what led to the arrest being conducted as a joint effort by the county’s version of a SWAT team and the West Virginia State Police.…Continue Reading
West Virginia – Eight months after her baby died, 25-year-old Leslie Erin Boggs has been charged with child neglect resulting in death.
Back in May, Boggs called 911 because her 3 month old daughter, Raynna Rea Boggs, was unresponsive. She told police she found her daughter that way after going to check on her after doing some cleaning. Investigators weren’t her story, especially after autopsy reports would confirm that the infant had died from asphyxiation, noting that part of her head appeared to be pushed in.
They probably could have charged her with the evidence they had, but it wasn’t until they interviewed her husband (who was her boyfriend at the time of Raynaa’s death) while he sat in jail on a probation violation.
He gave a much more detailed account of what happened that day, an account that fit the evidence investigators already had. Turns out Boggs passed out on top of her daughter.
According to the criminal complaint, Myers told authorities that he and Boggs “had been drinking and using drugs the previous evening and earlier (the) morning” of the infant’s death.…Continue Reading
Yarica Jackson, 32, and Mary Ann Starcher, 34, are being held in the Central Regional Jail after investigators allege some sort of homemade electrical shock device was used to shock four children.
According to authorities, Starcher admitted to using the device to shock the kids as a form of discipline. A description of said device was not provided. Jackson was arrested after she admitted to allowing the abuse.
Starcher has been charged with four counts of child abuse creating risk of injury, and Jackson is facing four counts of child neglect creating risk of injury.
Starcher’s criminal history is unknown, but Jackson’s isn’t…she’s a registered sex offender. Convicted in 2002, Jackson served nearly 6 months behind bars on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The victim was a male acquaintance between 13- and 17-years-old.
The four children, ages 4 to 12, were removed from the home, which deputies claim was in deplorable condition.…Continue Reading
Charleston, West Virginia – A woman was charged with domestic battery after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the nose during an argument.
Richard Lee Vaten, 41, and Lisa Kay Casdorph, 40, were arguing in a car just before 7:30 pm on Monday. The couple pulled into the parking lot of a Go-Mart convenience store where they continued to argue. That is until Casdorph used an ink pen and/or car keys to stab Vaten in the nose.
It isn’t clear what the argument was about, but the stabby lady not only got herself a domestic battery charge, she also got a possession of methamphetamine charge after a search turned some up in her purse. She was in the South Central Regional Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Moral of the story: don’t mess with a meth head.…Continue Reading
Man Refuses To Perform Oral Sex Because Of Horrible Vagina Odor – Woman Threatens To Slit Man’s ThroatNovember 5, 2010 at 5:38 am by Jaded
Fairplain, WV – According to police, an intoxicated 42-year-old Melissa Williams stumbled into her estranged husband’s room at the I-77 Motor Inn late last month and demanded oral sex before removing her pants and frillies.
Her estranged husband, Danny Williams, declined the invitation, but another male in the room, Adam Watson, figured he’d give it a go. Watson lost his nerve, though – and quite possibly the contents of his stomach – on approach.
He later told police that as he neared Melissa, he became overwhelmed by a horrible odor emanating from her vagina. And he, too, respectfully declined.
At that point, Ms. Rottencrotch reportedly grabbed a lock-back folding knife from a nearby table, pointed it at Danny and stated, “Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I’m going to cut your fucking throat.”
And I’m assuming that a stabbin’ was still preferable to getting anywhere near the woman’s funky fuck hole, because neither man budged.
Old Crusty Cooter was arrested and charged with domestic assault and brandishing a deadly weapon…by deadly weapon, I think they mean the knife.…Continue Reading
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. — Lisa Witt, 21, has been arrested and charged with child abuse after admitting that on two separate occasions she jerked her 3 1/2 month old son’s legs hard enough that she heard them crack. In both cases, she never took the infant to get medical treatment. In one case Witt admitted she was angry with her husband while changing the baby’s diaper. She jerked his leg hard enough she the bone snap. In another instance she admitted to once again being mad at her husband while giving the baby a bath, and was so rough with him that once again she heard bones in his leg snap. In both cases, she refused to get him medical attention out of fear of getting into trouble. It wasn’t until the baby could not straighten his leg that she asked her mother to take him to the doctor. There it was found the infant was suffering from a broken left tibia and femur as well as a right tibia.…Continue Reading
Charleston, WV – Alice Hatcher, 58, called police Saturday to report she had been beaten and urinated on by her 5-year-old grandson while his 21-year-old mother zoned out in front of the boob-tube. The woman, who suffers from some debilitating health issues, relies on a wheelchair and a cane to get around, and had been dependent on her daughter Jessica since her release from the hospital a week prior. Alice said that after having a conversation with her daughter about her lax parenting skills, the demon spawn attacked. The kid reportedly grabbed the woman’s walker and started beating her with it. He slapped her several times and spit on her. She tried to fend the little asshole off with her cane, but he yanked it out of her hand and proceeded to whip her ass with it. She repeatedly cried for her daughter, who was watching TV just feet away, but Jessica did shit to control her rotten kid. She told her mom, “I can’t do anything with him,” before turning her attention back to the television.…Continue Reading
Charleston, WV – Picture this – you’re strolling through the park one sunshiny Sunday afternoon. The leaves are rustling, the birds are singing. If you listen close, you can even pick up the faint sound of children playing in a nearby neighborhood and church bells ringing from the church down the street. All is perfect. Until, that is, you come across a half-nekkid grizzled old man sportin’ some wicked-cool facial hair sitting on a park bench with an armless mannequin perched on his lap. What’s that he’s doing? You look closer – the man’s shirt is off and his pants are down around his ankles. With his left hand, he’s manipulating his armless dummy friend. With his right, he’s manipulating his 61-year-old johnson. Huh. Who needs frisbee golf when you have an armless mannequin and plenty of time on your hands? Anyway, a nauseated concerned citizen informed a nearby officer of the lewd act, and because said act was being carried out in close proximity to a church and a residential neighborhood, the deputy was forced to intervene and separate the odd couple.…Continue Reading
Charleston, W.Va.- When the parents of an 11-year old girl recently took their daughter to a doctor because she was not feeling well, they learned that one of their worst nightmares had come true. Their daughter was 9 weeks pregnant. And the story does not get any better from there. When questioned, the 11-year old confided to her parents that while she was sleeping over at her friend’s home some time back in May, she had sexual intercourse with her friend’s father, 36-year old Michael Lacy. But Lacy is claiming that he didn’t intentionally sexually assault the girl and that it was all just a case of mistaken identity. Lacy said he woke up with someone kissing his neck while he was lying on the couch. He said he thought it was his wife because his wife often did that to him. Lacy admitted to kissing her neck and doing some kind of act, but he could not confirm or deny actually having sex with her because he couldn’t remember.…Continue Reading
Fairmont, WV – After a somewhat bitter separation from her husband of 38 years, Cathryn Washington insisted upon custody of the couple’s dog, a 14-year-old yellow lab named Delta. Cathryn packed her belongings and the dog and left Washington state for West Virginia. Just 11 days later, Delta is dead because her human, a former nursing professor, is a moron. According to police, what was supposed to be a quick 15-minute dash into a Costco store to buy pet supplies took Cathryn more than an hour. While she was strolling through the air-conditioned aisles, Delta was baking inside the car. The temperature in Fairmont that afternoon was 104°. By the time the woman made it back outside, Delta was already pretty far gone and she reportedly died there in the car. After Cathryn realized Delta wasn’t going to need food, toys, or a doggy bed, she returned to the store to get a refund on the supplies she had just purchased. She told Costco employees she didn’t need the items because her dog had just died in the parking lot.…Continue Reading
MARION COUNTY, W.Va. - Joseph Edward Jones, 22, has been arrested and charged with three counts of child abuse causing injury. These incidents involve a 4-year-old boy of a woman he lived with and include the standard physical abuse we read about here. But Jones went the extra mile. Aside from allegedly hitting the boy with a toy car, biting his nose and duct taping him before sticking him in a dryer, Jones has also been accused of forcing the boy to eat a sandwich with cat shit on it. This all occurred back in 2008, the boy reportedly too afraid to come forward with what was happening to him because Jones said if he told, he would hurt his mother. Jones eventually admitted to doing some of what he has been accused of doing to the boy but denied doing some others. He told police he knew he had anger management issues and figured he just needs more help on top of the help he received from previous child abuse charges he was convicted of involving a different kid.…Continue Reading
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – John Bender once said he figured that to become a wrestler, all he would need would be a “lobotomy and some tights“. Had he been speaking about becoming a professional wrestler then I have no doubt he would have added “and a suitcase of steroids and the taste of man ass.” But I’ll get back to that in a bit. This story is not about homo-erotic entertainment, and about two open-mouth breathers who were arrested the other day after practicing wrestling moves on a 2-year-old girl who ended up with severe bruising and a fractured leg. Andrew Young and James Miller admitted to choke slamming the girl but state she liked it and it was all done in the presence of the girl’s mother – who may also be charged. Both men were charged with child neglect creating the risk of injury. Check out the following video as they ham it up for the camera. Trust me that whatever image conjures in your head when I say the words “West Virginia Pro Wrestling Fans” will probably be pretty close to the two fellas you are about to see.…Continue Reading
St. Albans, WV – Tickets to Hank Jr. concert – $300; penalty for killing neighbor’s dog – 4 weekends in jail, 50 hours at the animal shelter, and $1000 to the dog owner; Not missing Bocephus just because of a little old jail sentence – Priceless!! Back in October, Charles Wiant thought it would be cool to shoot his neighbor’s German Shepherd puppy with a crossbow. Not so cool for the puppy, who stumbled a few yards and fell over dead. Wiant, 17 at the time, was charged with animal cruelty and was sentenced to 50 hours at an animal shelter and four WHOLE weekends in jail, along with a year’s unsupervised probation!! Oh, and he has to pay the owner $1,000 for the puppy. For this “plea agreement”, a more serious felony was avoided since this upstanding young man has plans to join the military and we wouldn’t want to mess that up all because of a stupid little dog! …Continue Reading
Barboursville, WV – In November, 2008, according to 26-year-old Vanessa Stanley’s poorly written Myspace bio, her two boys, aged 5 and 2 months, were her life. At that point, she had no man in her life and her little men had her complete attention. Enter 25-year-old Joey Watts whose penis apparently became more important than Stanley’s young sons. They have both been charged with felony child abuse and neglect against Stanley’s 15-month-old son. Charges were brought following a two-week investigation prompted by the child’s biological father’s complaint of possible abuse. According to police, Stanley squeezed the baby’s cheeks hard enough to leave bruising and Watts bit him on the face hard enough to leave a bite mark.…Continue Reading
Eleanor, W.Va. - Lura Jo Fisher was upset with her fifth-grade daughter’s recent grades. It’s a problem many parents face. I’ve always found that extra guidance and occasional grounding worked well to improve my kids’ grades. Fisher’s approach to the problem is far different than mine. On December 1st, the upset Fisher twice ordered her daughter to stand outside for 15-20 minutes causing the upset kid to puke. The girl says her mom made her carry the vomit to the bathroom with her hands. Then as she was walking upstairs to take a shower, Fisher told her she was walking too slowly and shoved her. The girl said her mother then grabbed her, flipped her head between her knees and whipped her approximately 20 times with a belt. Fisher continued by slapping the girl, leaving red marks and welts, and ordering her to go take a shower. At about 10:00 pm, after the shower, she was finally told to go do her homework. The next morning, a teacher noticed the girl was upset and talked to her.…Continue Reading