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Man charged for shooting incident

WEIRTON — A Wintersville man has been charged with several counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing shots at another vehicle while traveling south on state Route 2.

The charges were filed against Christopher A. Price, 45, of 324 Patton Ave., after two men told sheriff’s deputies shots were fired at them from a vehicle he was driving behind them at about 5:30 a.m. June 13.

The men, who knew Price, said he had followed them from the intersection of Main Street and Cove Road.

Deputies found two spent shell casings on the highway.

Following extradition from Jefferson County, Price is being held at the Northern Regional Jail in lieu of bond. His case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Woman charged with child neglect

WELLSBURG — A Suffolk, Va. woman was charged with child neglect creating a risk of injury and possession of a controlled substance after she was found passed out in her vehicle with her young child.

According to police reports, Brooke County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched on July 21 to a yard at a home near Cross Creek Road, where a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Cynthia Myers was found.

According to police reports, a resident said he found Myers lying unconscious across the front seat and a child in a car seat in the back.

The man said when he busted open the driver’s side window, Myers awoke and attempted to drive away but he and others were able to stop her.

Deputies found the child unharmed while Myers had a blue substance on her face that matched the color of Xanax pills found in a bottle in the vehicle.

According to the reports, Myers didn’t appear to be seriously hurt but was transported to a local hospital.

The child has been turned over to state Child Protective Services workers.

Myers’ case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Island Creek Township meeting changed

STEUBENVILLE — Due to a scheduling conflict the August meeting for Island Creek Township will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Community Building, 415 Township Road. 375, Steubenville.

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