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Charleston Murder Suspect Waives Preliminary Hearing, Case Heads To Grand Jury
Reported by: Elizabeth Norieka
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Mamie Buoy, Bob Aaron, Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 10, 2012 2:00 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 19, 2012 3:34 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
One of the suspects in a Piccadilly Street murder in the capital city from last week waived his right for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Daniel Little appeared in front of Magistrate Shelton at Kanawha County Magistrate Court early Wednesday afternoon. His case now heads to a grand jury.
Roy Edward Chambliss, 40, of Charleston was shot and killed in that shootout. Police said Natalie Sprouse, 20, of Charleston also was shot, but reportedly okay.
Jarod Washington, the other suspect in that murder, is expected to appear in court Friday for his preliminary hearing.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.
A man involved in a Charleston homicide was arrested in Beckley Friday evening along with a woman who helped him get away.
West Virginia State Police arrested Jarrod Washington and Amy McVay near Exit 36 of the West Virginia Turnpike.
Washington is charged with first degree murder and robbery in the shooting death of Roy Chambliss. McVay is charged with accessory after the fact.
Another suspect, Daniel Little, was arrested earlier this week.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for further updates on this continuing story.
Charleston police were on the scene of a standoff.
City police said they believe the the suspect is Jarod Washington, who is wanted in connection with a shooting on the West Side. The standoff was in the 1400 block of Lee Street East.
Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene. Stay tuned for further updates.
A shooting at a home on the West Side of Charleston that left one man dead and injured a woman apparently occurred after the man who was killed refused to buy guns from the two suspects and they attempted to rob the victims, according to a criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Roy Edward Chambliss, 40, of Charleston was shot and killed on Piccadilly Street about 2 p.m. Monday, police said. Police said Natalie Sprouse, 20, of Charleston also was shot, but is expected to be OK.
Police have arrested Daniel Little, one of the suspects in that shooting, Monday evening. He was arrested at the Red Roof Inn in Teays Valley about 9:30 p.m. and charged with murder and first-degree robbery. Little remains in the South Central Regional Jail without bond.
Police are still looking for Jarod Washington in connection with that incident.
The criminal complaint said when police went to the scene of the shooting, they found Chambliss dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, and Sprouse had a gunshot wound to her arm. Sprouse told police that she, Chambliss and John Endicott were inside the home when two black males knocked on their door. Sprouse said she knew both the suspects, who she identified as Little and Washington, the complaint said.
Sprouse told police the two suspects were at the home the night before and tried to sell two guns but were turned away. She said the men returned Monday and tried to sell the guns again. Once Chambliss said he was not going to buy the guns, Washington went into the bathroom and emerged moments later with a gun pointed at Sprouse, the complaint said. Sprouse said Washington told her to give him all of the money and to get on the floor. Little was armed with the other gun and ordered everyone into the bedroom. In the bedroom, Sprouse said, she was ordered to open the safe, and while she was trying to do so, a fight ensued.
Sprouse told police that Washington then shot her and shot at Chambliss. Sprouse suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, and Chambliss was fatally wounded in the chest.
The name of the person killed in a capital city shooting Monday has been released.
Roy Edward Chambliss, 40, of Charleston was shot and killed on Piccadilly Street about 2 p.m., police said. Police said Natalie Sprouse, 20, of Charleston also was shot, but is expected to be OK.
Police caught up with Daniel Little, one of the suspects in that shooting, Monday evening. He was arrested at the Red Roof Inn in Teays Valley about 9:30 p.m. and charged with murder and first-degree robbery. Little remains in the South Central Regional Jail without bond.
Police are still looking for Jarod Washington in connection with that incident. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Charleston Police at 304-348-6480.
Daniel Little was picked up by police in Putnam County late Monday night. No details on his arrest have been made available. He is in the Western Regional Jail.
A man is dead, a woman shot in the arm, and the search for a killer continues in Charleston.
Neighbors say they heard four or five shots from inside a home on Piccadilly Street just after 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
Late Monday evening, first degree murder and first degree robbery warrants were issued for two Charleston men believed to be at the center of the investigation. They have been identified as Daniel Lee Little, 29, and Jarrod Edward Washington, 29.
"That's too close. I'm a law abiding citizens and that's just too close," said Howard Ashworth after the shooting. He lives just feet away from the Piccadilly street home where the shootings happened.
He says he's fed up with crime in his neighborhood that has now taken a deadly turn.
"At the time of the shooting, we believe there were at least four to five other people in the house. When we arrived all that we found were the victim that was deceased and the victim that had another injury to her arm," said Charleston Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper.
Police say the man was shot to death several times in the home, and a woman was shot in the arm. She is at CAMC General and is expected to recover.
"Why do I have to live in a neighborhood like this? I've lived here since 1973. Why do I have to live like this?" said Ashworth.
Ashworth tells Eyewitness News he saw two black males leave the home in a white Ford Expedition after hearing the shots. He says he saw another man run up the street.
"I can't walk out on my porch because someone might pull out a gun, shooting at someone else and kill me," he said.
Early reports indicated a man had been abducted from the home, but police quickly ruled that out.
"We are now in custody of that individual and it does not appear he was abducted. We are trying to determine what his involvement was and we're interviewing other witnesses," said Cooper.
As for Ashworth, he says he considering carrying a gun for protection as a crime scene is set up right outside his door.
"I mean if they are going to shoot guns in my neighborhood. I can't take a chance on getting shot. What am I going to do?" he said.
Police said they are not releasing the victims' names in the case pending family notification.
Anyone with information on the location of the suspects should call the Charleston Police at 304-348-6480;
Police have issued warrants for two people in connection with a murder on Charleston's West Side.
Shortly before 2pm Monday, a man and a woman were shot in the 400 block of Piccadilly Street. The man died from his injuries.
Police have issued warrants for 29-year-old Daniel Lee Little and 29-year-old Jarrod Edward Washington, both of Charleston. They are charged with 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery.
The victims' names have not been released.
One person is dead and one woman hurt after a West Side shooting in Charleston Monday afternoon.
Early reports indicated that there was a possible abduction, but Eyewitness News has learned that police have the individual who was allegedly abducted in custody. No charges have been filed as of yet. Police do have a suspect and a motive, but are not releasing any other information at this time.
Police are looking for a white Ford Expedition believed to be involved in that shooting.
Names of those involved in the incident are not being released. The woman who was shot in the arm is expected to be OK.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest on this developing story.
Charleston police were on the scene Monday afternoon investigating a homicide on the West Side.
A Metro 911 dispatcher said the call about the shooting was reported at 1:42 p.m. at the intersection of Mary and Piccadilly streets. The dispatcher said police were investigating reports that a person was abducted, and they were looking for a white sport utility vehicle.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for further updates.
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