One Dead in Cross Lanes Shooting, Arrest Made

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/3/14 @ 9:20 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Cross Lanes is charged with murder after an early morning shooting.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at a home on Orchard Drive in Cross Lanes.

According to a news release, Dustin Wayne Bodkins, 29, is charged with murder in the death of Timothy Morris, of St. Albans. Bodkins is also charged with Wanton Endangerment after he pointed a pistol at his fiance, Lindsey Winans and threatened to to kill her.

Winans told deputies that she and Bodkins had recently separated. Bodkins left a pistol in the master bedroom in the event that she needed it to protect herself.

According to the criminal complaint, Winans told deputies that she had Timothy Morris at her house when Bodkins showed up and asked for medication for acid reflux. When Winans went to get it, Bodkins entered the house and started opening doors and searching closets.

Deputies say that's when Bodkins found Morris hiding in one of the closets and they started fighting.

According to the complaint, the fight ended and Bodkins went in to the bedroom and got a pistol and began firing it. Morris was hit with at least one of the bullets fired.

Deputies say Bodkins then pointed the gun at Winans and threatened to kill her and then himself. Bodkins wanted water so he followed Winans through the house. During the time, Winans told deputies that Bodkins showed her and she fell into Morris' blood and she could hear him moaning and he was still alive. Deputies say Bodkins also started kicking Morris in the head.

Winans was able to call 911. When deputies arrived they found Bodkins barricaded in a bedroom, according to a news release.

Due to the situation, the SWAT Team was called to the home.

Deputies say once they were inside the home, Bodkins was still armed with a handgun and barricaded inside the bedroom. Bodkins did agree to some SWAT demands, but resistant to others. The SWAT team used a TASER device to help subdue Bodkins and then safely brought him into custody.

Morris was pronounced dead when deputies arrived on scene.

Hambrick Road in Cross Lanes, which is adjacent to Orchard Drive, is expected to closed Thursday morning for several hours as the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation remains on the scene collecting evidence.

Bodkins was arraigned on the charges in Kanawha County Magistrate Court Thursday morning. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 14 at 1:30 p.m.



UPDATE 7/3/14 @ 8:20 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Cross Lanes is charged with murder after an early morning shooting.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at a home on Orchard Drive in Cross Lanes.

According to a news release, Dustin Wayne Bodkins, 29, is charged with murder in the death of Timothy Morris, of St. Albans. Bodkins is also charged with Wanton Endangerment after he pointed a pistol at a woman threatening to kill her.

Deputies Bodkins came home and found another man with his girlfriend inside of their home. Deputies say a fight broke out and Bodkins fired multiple shots, killing Morris in the home.

When deputies arrived they found Bodkins barricaded in a bedroom, according to a news release.

Due to the situation, the SWAT Team was called to the home.

Deputies say once they were inside the home, Bodkins was still armed with a handgun and barricaded inside the bedroom. Bodkins did agree to some SWAT demands, but resistant to others. The SWAT team used a TASER device to help subdue Bodkins and then safely brought him into custody.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says that Hambrick Road in Cross Lanes, which is adjacent to Orchard Drive, will be closed Thursday morning for several hours as the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation remains on the scene collecting evidence.

Bodkins is expected to be arraigned on the charges in the next hour.

We have a crew at the courthouse. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One man is dead after an early morning shooting in Kanawha County.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies tells WSAZ.com the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m.Thursday at a home on Orchard Drive in Cross Lanes.

Deputies believe the suspect came home and found another man with his girlfriend inside of their home. Deputies say a fight broke out and multiple shots were fired by the suspect, killing the other man in the home.

When deputies arrived they found the suspect barricaded in a bedroom, according to a news release.

Due to the situation, the SWAT Team was called to the home.

Deputies say once they were inside the home, the suspect was still armed with a handgun and barricaded inside the bedroom. The suspect did agree to some SWAT demands, but resistant to others. The SWAT team used a TASER device to help subdue the man and then safely brought him into custody.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says that Hambrick Road in Cross Lanes, which is adjacent to Orchard Drive, will be closed Thursday morning for several hours as the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation remains on the scene collecting evidence.

The suspect is in custody and will be arraigned before a Magistrate very soon.

Police have not released the names of the individuals involved in the incident at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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