Armed & Dangerous Shooting Suspect Arrested

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UPDATE: 9:32 p.m. 6/26/2018

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle confirms that Jeremy Bartram has been arrested in Huntington.

Just after 9 P.M., Bartram’s father called law enforcement saying that his son wanted to turn himself in.

Sheriff Zerkle says Jeremy Bartram turned himself in without incident. He added that tonight was a perfect end and no one was injured. 

Investigators are still trying to determine how Bartram made to his father’s home on Norwood Road in Huntington.

He has arraigned at Cabell County Magistrate Court where his bond was set at $1 million dollars.  

UPDATE: 12 p.m. 6/26/18

Dozens of law enforcement officers continue to search for an armed and dangerous suspect who’s been evading them for almost a week.

Today is day 6 of the Jeremy Bartram search. He is the suspect in an early morning shooting that left three people injured last Wednesday. 

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle says they will be setting up a command center in the Barboursville socccer complex

Sheriff Zerkle posted a photo of him at a restaurant here in this area. He appears to have on a dark blue shirt and he either has hair or a cap on of some sort.

Officers with the Sheriff’s Department, Barboursville Police Department, and West Virginia State Police have been working constantly to find this man on foot, with dogs, by drone, and helicopter.

Officers in the woods are typically looking for movement, listening for sounds and being on alert for smells. 

Sheriff Zerkle says Bartram should be considered armed and dangerous

Residents are urged to keep their doors locked and if you see him call 911 immediately.


UPDATE: 10 p.m. 6/25/18

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle confirms they have called off the search for the night. They retraced the suspect’s steps in the area, but had no luck finding Jeremy Bartram. Sheriff Zerkle said they will pick back up again in the morning. 


UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. 6/25/18

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle says there are about 50 to 60 officers from multiple counties searching for suspect Jeremy Bartram in the West Pea Ridge area of Barboursville, WV. 

West Virginia State police got a call behind the old Kmart building.

Officers confronted the individual but said he would not comply with their requests. The suspect calmly walked over to a tent in the background and still would not comply with instructions.

Authorities say he put on a backpack and, at that point, he had a weapon. All the officers secured their positions and there was a standoff, but the suspect got away from officers.

Officers then caught sight of him near the cemetery, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. An undercover officer confronted him at the cemetery mausoleum and the officer and suspect both exchanged gunfire.

There was bullet hole damage in the officer’s vehicle but no one was hit or injured.

The suspect retreated back into the woods.

Since then, officers have had some sightings behind the cemetery and by the 4-H camp.

Sheriff Zerkle says they have the area surrounded both ways and believe they have the suspect contained within a two-mile radius between the cemetery and 4-H camp.

Sheriff Zerkle says they are using every possible resource, including WV State Police, Barboursville Police, Milton Police, and Huntington Police, a helicopter, and bloodhounds.

Sheriff Zerkle says it’s not 100% confirmed to be Jeremy Bartram, but they strongly believe it’s him because he matches the description, and the same patterns, including having a weapon, and firing shots.


UPDATE: 1 p.m. 6/25/18

The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jeremy Bartram, a shooting suspect who is considered armed and dangerous, in the Pea Ridge area.

According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, they are searching for him near Route 60 and KMart.

We have a crew at the scene and we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.


UPDATE: 10 p.m. 6/20/18

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle has provided an update on the two shooting victims that were taken to the hospital. Vicky Emerick, 58, is in stable condition and Casey Emerick, 24, is in ICU but is also stable.


UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. 6/20/18

Cabell Huntington Hospital is no longer on lockdown.


UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. 6/20/18

Our crew at the scene says that West Virginia State Police now has a chopper in the air in their search for a suspect in the Barboursville shooting.

Barboursville Police also has bloodhounds on the ground looking for 29-year-old Jeremy Bartram.

Bartram is considered armed and dangerous by the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office.

We will continue to update this story with information as soon as we receive new information.


UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. 6/20/18

According to our crew at the scene, the little boy injured in a shooting was hit by shrapnel and is seven years old and is the son of the injured Casey Emrick.

Neighbors say that the shooting suspect was known for causing the family problems. 

Deputies confirm that this is a domestic incident, and say they believe the suspect was searching for his ex-girlfriend at the time of the shooting.

We will continue to update this story with information as soon as we receive new information.


UPDATE: 5:30 a.m. 6/20/18

The victims of a shooting near Barboursville, as well as the suspect has been identified.

Vickey Emrick, 58, and Casey Emrick, 24 have been identified as victims of the shooting.

Casey was shot multiple times. The status of their conditions are unknown at this time.

Vickey’s grandson, a young child, was also injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital.

Five total children were in the home.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Jeremy Bartram. Police are actively searching for Bartram. 

Cabell Huntington Hospital is currently on lockdown while police search for him.

We will continue to update this story with new information as soon as we receive it.


UPDATE: 5:15 a.m. 6/20/18

Our crew at the scene reports that two adults and one child are injured after a shooting in Barboursville.

Our crew reports that the child was able to walk but was taken on a stretcher to the hospital.

The injuries received to the adults have not been released at this time.

Police continue to search for the suspects in the shooting. No details have been released on suspect descriptions at this time.

We will continue to update this story as we receive new information.


UPDATE: 4:50 a.m. 6/20/18

According to the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, two adults are victims of the shooting near Barboursville. Deputies say a child may also be a victim.

We have a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story as soon as we receive it.


ORIGINAL: 4:15 a.m. 6/20/18

Officers with the Barboursville Police Department are currently searching for suspects after a shooting.

The shooting was reported just before 4 a.m. on Williamsburg Drive in Barboursville.

There is are no details on the number of victims or their conditions at this time.

The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department  and Cabell County EMS have responded to the scene.

13 News has a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story with the latest information as it becomes available.

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