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Hubert Porter in Court for Preliminary Hearing in Assault Case

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UPDATE Oct.14, 2011 1 p.m. Hubert "Bucky" Porter appeared in Cabell County Court Friday and had some words to say about his estranged wife, whom he is accused of assaulting. Porter was in court for a preliminary hearing. He is charged with sexual assault kidnapping, burglary, domestic battery, destruction of property and domestic assault. Police said he held his wife, Alicia Huffman at knife point on Sept. 16 and tortured her for more than 20 hours before she was able to get away. During the preliminary hearing, a Cabell County Sheriff's Department detective, a State Police trooper and Alicia were all scheduled to testify against Porter. Our cameras were there when Porter was walked into the court room. He made a statement about his estranged wife. You will hear what he had to say tonight on 13News at 6. Stay with us for continuing coverage of the preliminary hearing right here on wowktv.com. UPDATE Oct. 5, 2011 4:40 p.m. Cabell County sheriffs deputies have returned Hubert "Bucky" Porter to Cabell County. Porter has a court date set for Friday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. UPDATE Oct. 5, 2011 11:25 a.m. Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas told 13News that Hubert Porter is returning to Cabell County Wednesday afternoon. Sheriffs deputies are traveling to Roanoke, Va., to get custody of Porter.
UPDATE Sept. 29, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Hubert Porter, accused of holding his estranged wife hostage for 20 hours and fleeing to Virginia, waived extradition this morning, according to Roanoke County Circuit Court. Porter will return to Cabell County to face charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, domestic battery, destruction of property and domestic assault. The process of extradition began today; it is unclear when he will be in custody in Cabell County. Porter is currently in custody of the Western Virginia Regional Jail.
UPDATE Sept. 21, 2011 11:35 a.m.
A woman’s estranged husband holds her hostage for 20 hours; he was taken into custody Tuesday night. Officers and law enforcement entities were searching for Hubert Porter throughout our region. Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas tells 13News it was this collaborative effort among agencies in the manhunt that led to Porter’s arrest in Roanoke, Va. The U.S. Marshal’s CUFF Task Force, along with Virginia agencies, were able to arrest Porter at his sister’s home. McComas said tips came in from multiple sources including the public in Lincoln County and the Salt Rock area. “We’re appreciative of the collaborative efforts,” said McComas. Porter now faces possible extradition to Cabell County. At this point, McComas said it is not known when that will happen. “I can assure you, the minute he as exhausted extradition privileges and rights in Virginia, we will as the law says forth-with pick him up.” Porter faces multiple charges including burglary, sexual assault in the first degree, kidnapping, domestic battery, domestic assault and destruction of property. He is accused of physically harming his estranged wife, Alicia Huffman. 13News reporter Kelly Brennan spoke with Huffman yesterday. Huffman wanted to send a message to all those who are in abusive relationships to get out of them immediately. This morning, Huffman left a message with Brennan wanting to thank all of those in law enforcement, especially Detective Bill Templeton with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, for helping to catch Porter and keep her safe.
UPDATE Sept. 20, 2011 10:47 p.m.
According to Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas Hubert Porter was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. in Roanake, Va., at his sister's house. Porter was believed to be taken into custody without incident. He's currently in custody in Salem, Va.
UPDATE Sept. 20, 2011 6:10 p.m. by Kelly Brennan
After surviving a 20 hour hostage situation where she was beaten, dragged, choked and sexually assaulted, Alicia Huffman still fears for her life. Huffman sat down with 13News reporter Kelly Brennan, telling of the happy marriage that once existed. In June, Huffman married Hubert Porter and said the two were inseparable. A few months later, Huffman’s two children started school and that’s when things began to change. “I got my own place in Salt Rock and told him I wanted it to be me and my kids for awhile….I needed to focus on them…He (Porter) always wanted me to be by his side,” said Huffman. Two days after the move, Porter broke into Huffman’s house. She said he was searching and asking if someone else was there too. “It’s just me and my kids … it’s always just us,” she said. A few weeks later, Porter broke into her home again. This time, he broke a television and other items. Porter spent five days in jail on burglary charges before posting bond on Friday, Sept. 16. That night he made another trip to Huffman’s home. This time, he was after Huffman. “I had no idea he was in my home….I sat on the bed to untie my shoes and I heard him charging into the room. He wanted to know who I was on the phone with. I was talking to my daughter…I had just dropped off my kids at their dad’s house,” explained Huffman. “That’s when he started banging me up against the wall, the door, he was kneeing me, hitting me…he drug me through the house by the hair on my head, making sure the windows and doors were locked in the house.” Huffman also said Porter used a kitchen knife to cut off her hair. “He said ‘I’ll make sure no one would ever want you again,’ he grabbed my hair and cut it on this side with a kitchen knife and then cut the other side … and then he flushed it down the commode he said to try and get rid of any evidence.” Porter choked Huffman multiple times. At one point, Huffman said she was foaming at the mouth because she couldn’t breathe. Asking Porter to turn on the air conditioning, she used that opportunity to escape when he walked to the other room. Huffman unlocked the back door and jumped off her back deck. She fell and broke her arm, but managed to run across the street to a church where children and adults were outside and helped her. The beatings and sexual assaults happened from 10 p.m. Friday through 6:18 p.m. Saturday. According to the criminal complaint, Porter took off on foot on Route 10. On Monday night, investigators said he stole a case of beer from the Speedway on Route 60 near Bonnie Boulevard between 10:38 and 10:40 p.m. Surveillance video shows he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the West Coast Choppers logo, blue jeans with a hole and he’s driving a Blue Chevy Cavalier. The car has two doors and no hubcaps. Investigators urge if anyone sees him to call 911 immediately. He is considered dangerous and should not be approached by anyone other than law enforcement.
UPDATE Sept. 20, 2011 12:55 p.m.
Cabell County authorities said Hubert Allen Porter held his wife against her will and assaulted her. A hostage situation for close to 24 hours has investigators on a man hut for Branchland man Hubert Allen Porter. WOWK Reporter Kelly Brennan spoke with the victim Alicia Huffman who described the painful physical attack she endured Friday night into Saturday morning. "I used to have long hair," Huffman said. "He used a knife and cut it off ... He flushed the hair down the commode." Huffman married Porter in June of this year and said they were inseparable in the beginning. Things started to change when she got her own home. Huffman told Porter she wanted to focus more on her two children. She said that decision upset Porter because he wanted her time spent with him. Huffman said the verbal attacks turned physical Aug. 20 when Porter pushed through her home door catching her finger and slamming it in the doorway. About a week later he returned to her home, damaging the television, that's when Huffman said she decided to file a police report. Porter was charged with petit larceny and burglary and taken to jail. Porter posted bond Sept. 16. Upon his release, he went to Huffman's home and this is when the physical attacks begin until Saturday morning. Porter's parole hearing is set for Sept. 22 in Cabell County Magistrate Court for the burglary and petit larceny charges from Aug. 20. Investigators are skeptical if he will show. If anyone sees him, investigators say he is considered dangerous. Do not approach Porter; instead, call 911 immediately.
ORIGINAL STORY Sept. 19, 2011
A Cabell County man is on the run after police said he assaulted his wife and held her at knife point. According to West Virginia State Police and Cabell County Sheriff's Deputies, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Hubert Allen Porter, 31. Police said Allen held his estranged wife Alicia Huffman in her house on Route 10 Friday evening. The criminal complaint said Mrs. Porter came home from shopping to find her husband hiding in the house. The complaint said at that point, Hubert Allen attacked and choked her, "striking her in the face repeatedly." He then allegedly locked all the doors in the house and dragged her by the hair from room to room. At that point, Porter reportedly took a butcher knife and cut all of her clothes and hair and told her to run water in the bathtub so he could drown her. Ms. Huffman was then allegedly sexually assaulted, beaten and threatened for the next 24 hours. She told deputies she escaped at 5 p.m. Saturday by busting through a door and going to a neighbor's house for help. Hubert Porter then fled on foot. Porter was in jail last week for charges stemming from a previous domestic violence incident. He was last seen in the Branchland area of Lincoln County and is considered armed and dangerous. He faces several felony and misdemeanor charges including burglary, domestic battery, domestic assault, destruction of property, assault during the commission of a felony, two counts of first degree sexual assault, kidnapping and stalking. The victim is still in the hospital recovering from a broken arm and wounds to the face.