Police seek man wanted in shooting

March 15, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting that took place in the 400 block of 29th Street on March 1.

Joshua Lemos, 25, of Proctorville, Ohio, is wanted for malicious or unlawful assault. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should contact 911 or call the HPD anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING: Milton police arrested a man early Wednesday who is accused of attacking a woman and taking her cellphone Sunday.

Christopher Daniel Sowards, 31, was jailed at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with malicious wounding and misdemeanors for petit larceny and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $16,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect grabbed the female victim by the left arm and cut her with a pocketknife before head-butting her in the face. He then took her cellphone and fled the residence.

Police received a call that Sowards was at a residence in the 100 block of Mason Street in Milton just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Sowards was located at the residence and arrested. He was allegedly in possession of heroin.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 17 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

DUI less than 0.150, 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, 24th Street and Collis Avenue.

Harassing/threatening phone calls, 3 p.m. March 4, 600 block of South Terrace.

Warrant service/execution, 12:53 a.m. Wednesday, 700 block of 6th Avenue.

Paraphernalia, 12:29 a.m. Wednesday, Washington Avenue.

Strangulation, domestic battery, 10 p.m. Tuesday, 2800 block of South Staunton Road.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, battery, 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, 200 block of Main Street, Guyandotte.

Warrant service/execution, 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, 100 block of Norway Avenue.

DUI — minor in vehicle, suspended/revoked license — DUI first and second offense, DUI —

third offense, 4:17 p.m. Tuesday, 6th Avenue and 8th Street.

Found property, 5:30 p.m. Monday, 900 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Petit larceny, 3:58 a.m. Tuesday, 2800 block of 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 12:13 p.m. Feb. 22, 3000 block of Parkway Drive.

Fraudulent schemes, noon Feb. 19, 3900 block of Brandon Road.

Petit larceny, 10 a.m. Feb. 25, 1800 block of Marcum Terrace.

Assault, shoplifting — first and second offense, 9 a.m. Tuesday, 2100 block of 8th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, 300 block of Willard Court.

Petit larceny, breaking and entering auto, 6:14 p.m. Monday, 4900 block of Sunset Drive.

Possession of marijuana, warrant service/execution, 12:03 a.m. Tuesday, Hughes Street.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Amanda Louise Daniels, 42, was jailed at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with two counts of third-offense shoplifting and false pretense and the single counts of battery, conspiracy and forgery. Bond was not set.

Steven Wayne Stewart II, 38, was jailed at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a bond violation and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $6,000.

Brenda Lee McCarty, 56, was jailed at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Mason County charged her with a home confinement violation. Bond was not set.

Luther Ray Toney, 54, was jailed at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree sex abuse and filming sexually explicit conduct of a minor. Bond was set at $150,000 cash only.

Rick Nelson Richter Sr., 62, was jailed at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was set at $10,000.

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