False shots-fired calls lead to man’s arrest

March 9, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by police reports filed at the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office:

POSSESSION: Police responded to a shots-fired call around 12:47 a.m. Friday in the 5400 block of Altizer Avenue in Huntington. Previous calls to 911 at 11:32 p.m. Thursday and 12:08 a.m. Friday reported five or six men dressed in camouflage attempting to enter a residence.

Deputies responded to those calls and found them to be unfounded.

Police made contact with a man in the residence who advised he owed a few people money and they were coming after him, and each time police approached, the men would leave. The report states police never saw vehicles leaving the scene.


A woman in the residence advised she had been asleep and had no knowledge of the reported incidents.

While speaking with the residents, police saw “several small rocks of white, flaky substance,” which field tested positive for crack cocaine. The female told police it belonged to her and that she thought the substance was drywall.

The man was placed under arrest for false reporting and was taken to Western Regional Jail. The woman was issued an arrest citation for simple possession.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 14 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Injuring or tampering with vehicles, 8:24 p.m. Thursday, 900 block of Monroe Avenue.

Fraudulent use of a credit card — value less than $1,000,7 p.m. Feb. 21,1500 block of 9th Avenue.

Leaving the scene — property damage, 9:06 p.m. Thursday, 1000 block of 8th Street.

Petit larceny, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 2400 block of 3rd Avenue.

Suspended/revoked license — DUI first and second offense, possession of a controlled substance, DUI — second offense, 6:33 p.m. Thursday, Hal Greer Boulevard and Charleston Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 9 a.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Buffington Street, Guyandotte.

Information report, missing person, 4:18 p.m. Monday, 900 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Child abuse resulting in injury, 12:01 a.m. Nov. 1, 2018,1800 block of Rural Avenue.

Wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 8 a.m. Jan. 15,1100 block of 20th Street.


Embezzlement less than $1,000,9 p.m. Feb. 25,800 block of West 14th Street.

Found property, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 25th Street and 8th Avenue.

Tow-in, no parking/fire lane, 8:40 a.m. Thursday, 4th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, possession of a controlled substance, 2:46 a.m. Thursday, 1600 block of Doulton Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 12:11 a.m. Thursday, 900 block of 20th Street.

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

Christa Dawn Ravenscroft, 42, was jailed at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $20,000.

Sara Sammons, 41, was jailed at 3:15 p.m. Friday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

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