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UPDATE: Officers Have Arrested Suspect in Logan Shooting

LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - UPDATE: 9/16/18 @6:57 p.m.

According to Logan County Sheriff's Office Demetrius Levon Thomas has been apprehended in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus Police Department.

UPDATE: 9/15/18 @ 2:57 p.m.

The Logan County Sheriff's Department is asking for help locating Demetruis Levon Thomas, he is wanted for attempted murder. 

Friday evening deputies responded to 12 Elmer Street to a call involving a shooting. Upon deputies arrival, they found the victim, Dennis Jacob Idyle II, inside the home lying on the floor on his back.

During further investigation, deputies found that Demetrius Levon Thomas and a 17 year old male juvenile was involved in an altercation on the porch is this residence. The juvenile ran into the house to avoid any further confrontation and told Idyle about the incident.  

According to deputies, Idyle confronted Thomas about the incident on the porch of the residence. Idyle and Thomas then began into a physical altercation. After the altercation the juvenile and Idyle went back into the residence and Thomas walked towards the juvenile and Idyle and produced a handgun. Thomas pointed the handgun at the juvenile and Idyle. Idyle attempted to disarm Thomas. Thomas then fired a single shot into th chest of Idyle. Thomas then fled on foot, driving away in a 2013 blue Ford F-150 truck bearing Ohio registration HEF6282.

Law enforcement considers Thomas to be armed and dangerous. Mr. Thomas is 30 years old, weighs approximately 150 pounds and is 5”10” tall.  He is from the Columbus, Ohio area. 

Anyone having information regarding his whereabouts please contact 911, the Logan Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590.

UPDATE: 9/15/18 @ 10:00 a.m.

More details have been released on two shootings in Logan County Friday night.

According to West Virginia State Police, Harry Simpkins, 42, of Switzer was found shot to death on Shawnee Circle in Rossmore around 6 p.m. Friday.

Layton Cline, 46, has been arrested in the case and charged with murder. 

Another shooting was reported near the Omar area near Cow Creek on Route 44, where 22-year-old Dennis Jacob Idyle II was found shot in the chest.

Idyle II is in critical condition.

The suspect in that shooting is described as a thin, black male with tattoos. The suspect was seen leaving the residence in a blue Ford F150 extended cab truck.

If you have any information on this shooting, please contact the sheriff's department at 304-792-8590.


UPDATE: 9/15/18 @ 2:30 a.m.

According to the Logan County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a shooting on Route 44 in the Cow Creek area near Omar for a reported shooting.

22-year-old Dennis Jacob Idyle II was found shot in the chest and is in critical condition.

The suspect in that shooting is described as a thin, black male with tattoos. The suspect was seen leaving the residence in a blue Ford F150 extended cab truck.

If you have any information on this shooting, please contact the sheriff's department at 304-792-8590.

This is information on one of two shootings in the county Friday night, one of which ended up with one person being killed.


ORIGINAL: 9/15/18 @ 12:30 a.m.

Officers are investigating two separate shootings in Logan County Friday night.

One shooting has resulted in one person being killed according to troopers. One arrest has been made in that case.

The other shooting is being investigated by the Logan County Sheriff's Department. Little information has been released on that shooting.

There is no word on whether the shootings are related.

We will continue to update you with the latest information as soon as we receive it.


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