State police investigate jail deaths

WEST UNION, W.Va. — State police are investigating two deaths that occurred this week at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County.

According to troopers, inmate Anthony Richard Jones, 35, of Clarksburg, was injured and died during two incidents that involved multiple inmates. The death is being investigated as a murder.

There’s also a malicious wounding investigation underway after a second inmate identified as William Adams III, 50, of Ritchie County, was seriously injured in the same incident. He’s currently hospitalized.

Troopers also said there was a second inmate who died in a separate incident at the jail Tuesday. It appears the death was self-inflicted.





More News

News
Nigerian citizen enters guilty plea for role in fraud scheme
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the plea agreement of 24-year-old Augustine Amechi on Monday.
November 30, 2021 - 12:08 am
News
Former Kanawha County counselor indicted in federal child pornography investigation
Todd Christopher Roatsey, 42, of Elkview was previously charged with possessing child pornography.
November 29, 2021 - 10:56 pm
News
Mon Health offers preview of 'small format' facility
Mon Health President and CEO David Goldberg told MetroNews the concept brings a wide range of services to the community at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hospital.
November 29, 2021 - 10:27 pm
News
US Education Department grants waiver for higher education grant
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will be able to use a full funding award from the U.S. Department of Education for services benefiting thousands of West Virginia students.
November 29, 2021 - 8:45 pm