UPDATE: (11:45 a.m. Dec. 19, 2022) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new details in a shooting this morning that led to a police chase through parts of Kanawha County.

The sheriff’s office says Richard Dangott, 29, of Ravenswood and Jonathan Cochran, 31, of Charleston have been charged with 1st Degree Robbery and Malicious Wounding.

Richard Dangott and Jonathan Cochran Booking Photos (Photo Courtesy: Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the KCSO, deputies responded to Walnut Valley Drive in Cross Lanes after a man said he had been robbed and shot near the intersection of Doc Bailey Road and Claybank Road in Cross Lanes.

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, they found the victim with a gunshot wound and a stab wound. The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital, authorities say.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and more charges could be pending, deputies say. At this time, the KCSO says they believe the motive for the shooting was robbery as the victim was allegedly meeting with Dangott and Cochran to sell a firearm.

According to criminal complaints against the suspects, the victim arrived at the intersection to allegedly sell the firearm when Cochran entered the front passenger seat of the vehicle, and a man the victim did not know entered the back seat. Deputies say the victim stated when he produced the handgun, Cochran allegedly grabbed it and the two began to struggle over the weapon.

The complaint states the victim told deputies that during the struggle, Cochran allegedly cut him with a sharp object. Deputies also say the victim told them the second suspect brandished a gun during the struggle, allegedly saying “I can shoot him if you want me to.”

The complaint states at that point, the victim drew a second handgun he had on him and fired toward his driver’s-side window, attempting to scare the suspects. Deputies said the two men took the first handgun and fled. the second suspect then allegedly fired one round into the victim’s rear window. The complaint says the victim then got out of the vehicle and saw Cochran near the suspect vehicle before he was shot twice in the back.

While searching for the suspect, a deputy stopped a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle’s description on Washington Street West near Roxalana Road in Dunbar. KCSO says the vehicle then took off “at a high rate of speed” traveling south.

Deputies say the vehicle passed multiple cars in curves and on double yellow lines, and that they attempted to use stop sticks at the I-64 entrance at Roxalana Road. The KCSO says the suspect then drove onto I-64 traveling east in the westbound lanes at a high rate of speed, causing deputies to loose sight of the vehicle.

According to the KCSO, deputies then received reports that an individual that matched the suspect’s description was trying to get into cars in the area of the Mound in South Charleston. Responding deputies say they saw Dangott running along 2nd Avenue. He was then taken into custody without incident.

Deputies say the located and arrested Cochran a short time later in Spring Hill.

Authorities tell WOWK one of the suspects allegedly broke into a local business in the area of Fourth Avenue and C Street in South Charleston prior to the arrests. Nick Munoz, who works at the business says the suspect broke down the door and confronted him before learning Munoz was armed.

Munez told WOWK 13 News it was the first and only time, he has ever aimed his gun at someone.


UPDATE: (11:45 a.m. Dec. 19, 2022) – Authorities say before the suspect in a Cross Lanes shooting and pursuit was arrested, he allegedly broke into a business on Fourth Avenue and C Street in South Charleston.

The man working in the business tells WOWK 13 News the suspect came through the door with a gun, and the man then pulled his own gun, which caused the suspect to take off running in the area.

“And there were four sharp thuds on the door. It sounded like somebody was knocking really hard, but actually, he broke the door down,” said Nick Munoz, who was confronted by the suspect. “He came into the office and said he needed to get in from the cold, and I told him to leave and I’m licensed to carry a firearm. I did have a fire arm and I told him. It’s the only time in my life I’ve ever pointed a firearm at somebody, but I told him to leave, so he took off running down the street.”

The suspect was then taken into custody by the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

The person injured in the shooting has been transported for medical treatment. There is no word on their condition at this time.


UPDATE: (11:25 a.m. Dec. 19, 2022) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has one person in custody in connection to the Cross Lanes shooting that led to a pursuit, According to the South Charleston Police Department.


KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – One person has been injured in a shooting in Cross Lanes.

According to Kanawha County dispatchers, the call came in around 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, regarding an alleged shooting happened at 5200 block of Walnut Valley Drive in Cross Lanes.

Dispatchers tell WOWK 13 News the injured person has not been transported yet. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is on scene, and no other details in the shooting have been released at this time.

Area schools were placed on lockdown following the shooting, but that has been lifted dispatchers say.

A police pursuit started shortly after the shooting, according to Kanawha County Metro 911.

This is a developing story, and WOWK 13 News has crews on the scenes. We will update this article as more information becomes available.