WSWV News Archive

Rose Hill pair arrested on drug, gun charges

On August 11, 2017 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at Robert McKinney and Sarah McPherson’s residence at 144 Trendy Rose Drive in Rose Hill Va. Upon searching the residence there was a large amount of crystal methamphetamine (approx. half an ounce), along with a large amount of synthetic marijuana (Posh), […]

PGPD to hold Blood Drive August 30th

VSP indicted for rape and sodomy

A trooper with the Virginia State Police has been indicted by a Scott County grand jury on rape and forcible sodomy charges. Matthew Morgan Phillips, 28, of Bristol, Virginia, is now suspended from duty without pay until legal proceedings against him are completed, according to VSP spokesperson Corrine Geller. A court report says the rape […]

Navy Band to perform in Pound

 America's Navy is coming to Pound, Virginia, one of five cities in two states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2017 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. The United States Navy Band Country Current performance is scheduled for August 20, 2017, at 3 […]

Wise man receives 11 years in prison for drug and shoplifting charges

A Wise man was sentenced last week after he pleaded guilty in May to drug, shoplifting and obstruction of justice charges. Joshua Adam Collins, 33, pleaded guilty on May 4 to the charges and was sentenced without a plea agreement on July 27 to 11 years in the penitentiary with nine years suspended. Collins will spend […]

LCSO July Activity Report

Total calls received by Dispatch: 6,162. Total calls received that Deputies responded to: 877. There were 420 calls dispatched to other agencies. There were 208 Rescue Squad calls and 25 Ambulance calls. There were 36 Fire Department calls dispatched. Nine funerals escorted. Fifty-one vehicles were unlocked for citizens. Deputies served 176 warrants and processed 90 […]

USP Lee officer forced to fire at inmate during 4 man brawl

A USP Lee inmate was transported to a local hospital after an altercation on Monday morning during which an officer fired his weapon. The U.S. Department of Justice said the fight happened just after 8 a.m. in the prison's rec yard, involving four inmates including one that was carrying a homemade weapon. One inmate was shot in the […]

Southwest Virginia Museum to hold 2nd Annual Kids Summer Fest

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its 2nd Annual Kids Summer Fest from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with a guided hike and scavenger hunt along the Big Stone Gap Greenbelt Trail situated alongside the beautiful Powell River. Upon return to the museum, children will join staff […]

Big Stone man will serve 10 years in prison on drug charges

A Big Stone Gap man on Tuesday was sentenced to serve 10 years of a 30-year prison sentence on drug charges arising from a 2016 investigation. James Edward Williams, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wise County Circuit Court to five counts of distribution of a Schedule I or II drug. Twenty years of the sentence […]

Pennington man assaults girlfriend after ransacking apartment for pills

 A Pennington Gap man allegedly ransacked his girlfriend's apartment and sexually assaulted her in an attempt to find medication she was hiding from him, according to a police report. On June 24, Leonard Christopher Shupe, 30, went to his girlfriend's apartment in Duffield. When he entered, Shupe, 1376 Poor Valley Road, Pennington Gap, is alleged to have choked her and […]