UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A subsequent arrest was made Friday pertaining to events which unfolded near the conclusion of Beckley’s Chili Night Festival which took place Saturday, October 8, 2022.
Deputy Chief David S. Allard of the Beckley Police Department has confirmed the arrest of Traysouan Gregsyia Robertson, 18 of Beckley, on Friday in connection with the events which took place on October 8th.
Robertson is charged with six counts of Wanton Endangerment with a firearm.
The arrest follows that of Colton Eric Adkins of MacArthur earlier in the week, also in connection the events at Chili Night.
“Chief Bailey commends the hard work of investigators who spent hours reviewing surveillance video, conducting interviews and collection evidence to secure the arrest of both individuals involved in this incident,” read a release from Deputy Chief Allard of the Beckley PD. _________________________________
UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Following the shots fired incident reported at the conclusion of the Chili Night Festival on October 8, 2022, Detectives have arrested, Colton Eric Adkins of MacArthur, WV charging him with five counts of Wanton Endangerment involving a firearm.
Adkins was arrested following a separate brandishing of a firearm incident that occurred on October 10th, at SHEETZ on Robert C. Byrd Drive. A Glock .40 caliber handgun was recovered. Adkins is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail pending court proceedings.
Chief Dean Bailey says, “This type of behavior will not be tolerated at a family event and we will utilize all investigative methods necessary to be able to charge those individuals that caused panic at the event.”
This is an active investigation and additional arrests are anticipated.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Beckley Police Department or Crime Stoppers of WV via their free P3 Tips app. Cash rewards may be paid for information leading to an arrest in this incident.
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An investigation remains ongoing after shots were fired Saturday night in the S. Heber Street area of Beckley.
The incident evoked alarm from attendees of the City of Beckley’s annual Chili Night, the festivities for which were going on just a few short blocks away.
The yearly event, a local tradition in Raleigh County, was initially scheduled to take place a week prior on Saturday, October 1st before being pushed to the following Saturday due to potentially unsatisfactory weather conditions.
Though word-of-mouth initially indicated that the shooting had occurred at the downtown area at which Chili Night was being observed, reports from Beckley Police Department Deputy Chief David Allard assert that the incident was unrelated to the event.
“At approximately 8:15 p.m., officers received reports of shots fired in the area of the Charles House located on S. Heber Street,” read a release.
“Based on information learned thus far, it appears that this incident was unrelated to Chili Night.”
The investigation is still underway at this time, and as of 9:30pm Saturday night, no arrests have been made and no victims have been reported.
“Officers assigned to Chili Night and officers on-duty immediately converged on the area where the shots fired calls originated. No victims were located and at this time no injuries have been reported,” the release continued.
“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Beckley Police Department or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia via their free P3 Tips app.”
In the meantime, members of the public have been asked to avoid the area as authorities continue to look into the incident.
“Beckley Police Department is asking the public to stay clear of this area while officers and K-9’s sweep the area.”
LOOTPRESS will provide updates with addition information as it becomes available.