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    Havaco Shooting


    According to a press release by Sheriff Martin B. West, yesterday at approximately 2:20 pm the Mcdowell County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a shooting complaint in Havaco near Welch. When they arrived, the deputies found a shooting victim.

    Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr. of Havaco for the shooting. The victim, thirty-eight year old Brian Lewis from Havaco, succumb to his injures at Welch Community Hospital. Kenneth Brown Jr. was charged with 1st degree murder, wanton endangerment, felon in possession of a firearm, and was arraigned before magistrate Daniel Mitchell. At this time no bond has been set. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More