Woman not indicted in fatal stabbing
A Lawrence County grand jury convened this week to hear evidence in a variety of cases, including one in which a woman stabbed her boyfriend during a domestic dispute.
The incident happened on Nov. 1 at a home in Coal Grove.
According to Lawrence County Attorney Brigham Anderson, the grand jury believed the woman acted in self-defense.
The man who was stabbed, Charles L. Huffer, 38, died as a result of his injuries.
“He was on top of her choking her,” Anderson said. “She grabbed a steak knife.”
Anderson said the woman called 911.
“All evidence pointed it was actually self-defense,” Anderson said.
The following are indictments filed by the prosecutor’s office this week:
• Darnell Lisath, 40, of 2314 Marguerite St., Ashland, trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana;
• Twyla McMullen, 67, of Route 4, Box 1790, Wayne, West Virginia, theft;
• Kelcie Williams, 20, of 405 Laurel Ave., Ashland, possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Candy Long, 36, of 62 Township Road 1161 Lot 7D, Proctorville, theft;
• Marce J. Cremeans III, 46, of 877 Township Road 269, Pedro, failure to appear;
• Edward Holmes Jr., 37, of 722 Mulberry St., Ironton, two counts of violating a protection order or consent agreement;
• Lula Vance, 31, of Detroit, Michigan, failure to appear;
• Robert Hamlin Jr., 33, of 6256 County Road 1, South Point, two counts of felonious assault;
• Walter Bocook, 43, of 523 Rockwood Ave., Chesapeake, trafficking in heroin;
• Richard Smith, 61, of 618 N. Sixth St., Ironton, trafficking in drugs.
An indictment is a formal allegation that a person has commitment a crime. The accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.