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Logan County doctor indicted on federal drug charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia doctor has been indicted on federal charges of illegally distributing anti-anxiety medicine. Dr. Brian McDevitt, who serves as medical director of the Chapmanville Medical Center in Logan County, has been charged with three counts of unlawfully distributing a controlled substance. The indictment alleges he distributed Klonopin without a legitimate medical purpose on three occasions last year. Each of the charges carries a potential sentence of up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. In addition, prosecutors are asking for Dr. McDevitt to forfeit his medical license and the property housing Chapmanville Medical […]

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Driver in fatal crash during police chase charged with homicide

WISE, Va. — The driver of a car that crashed while fleeing police in Wise County earlier this week has now been charged with homicide. Dimitri Jontae Green, of Charlotte, N.C., was the driver of a silver Audi that was wanted in a theft case in Hazard. Virginia authorities were notified to be on the lookout for the car once it crossed into that state, and Wise County deputies spotted it in Pound. That prompted a chase, during which the car drove into oncoming traffic at speeds over 100 mph, narrowly missing several other vehicles. Deputies attempted to corral the […]

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Police release names of people involved in three-car fatal crash

BELCHER, Ky. — Police have now identified those involved in a three-vehicle fatal crash in Pike County on Wednesday. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Ferrells Creek Road, at Belcher. According to Kentucky State Police, Jeremy Gunter was driving his Ford F-150 when he crossed the center line and struck a Ford 500 driven by Donald Thacker. He then hit a Toyota RAV4 driven by Ella Taylor. Taylor died at the scene. Gunter and Thacker were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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Pike man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man has been charged with vehicular homicide, after he allegedly ran over a cyclist and fled the scene. State troopers were called just before 10 p.m. Wednesday to a report that a car had hit someone on a bicycle on U.S. 460 and then left. The victim, who has been identified as Eric Deshaun Justice, 31, of Shelbiana, died of his injuries at the scene. A witness was able to get the vehicle’s license plate number, and police traced it to a 2013 Ford Edge owned by Clinton Wayne Justice, 68, of Chloe Road. […]

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Burned-out headlight sends two to jail for drug trafficking

Christen Brown and Dericka KnottPIKEVILLE, Ky. — Two Pike County residents were arrested after a burned-out headlight led police to discover a large amount of drugs. Shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, a state trooper spotted Christen Brown, 30, of Virgie, driving a GMC Sierra that was missing a headlight. When the officer went to speak to Brown, he suspected him to be under the influence of something. After a field sobriety test, Brown was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. A search of the car then turned up what police said was a large amount of meth, heroin and suboxone. Both Brown and […]

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