Arrest expected today in hit-and-run
by Troy Graham
STAFF WRITER

    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies expect to arrest a 19-year-old Barbour County man today who is suspected of driving a vehicle that struck and killed Robert C. Byrd High School senior Lorin Scott Williams.
    Christopher Elmond of Brownton will likely be charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident, said Chief Deputy Gary Wine. “Those are two charges that come to mind,” he said.
    Details of the charges that could be filed against Elmond or when he could be arrested were not complete Monday, Wine said. The accident happened Saturday at 2 a.m., and Monday was the first day investigators could discuss the case with prosecutors, Wine said.
    Elmond allegedly hit Williams and then fled the scene of the accident. Police identified Elmond as the driver and questioned him later Saturday.
    “They’ve taken statements from him and they have evidence from the vehicle and everything,”said Sheriff Wayne Godwin.
Wine refused to say why Elmond allegedly left the accident scene. “It’s not something I think we ought to go into at this point,”he said.
    Williams was a passenger in a car that struck a sign at the Anmoore exit of Interstate 79. Following that accident, Williams got out of the car and was struck by a vehicle. He was stabilized at United Hospital Center and flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, where he died.



Teen charged with murder in
grandmother’s death

From Staff Reports
    An 18-year-old Worthington man previously charged with malicious wounding for attacking his grandmother was charged with murder Monday after his grandmother died from her injuries.
    Brandon Koski allegedly attacked his grandmother, Hazel Koski, two weeks ago in her Enterprise home. Koski was arrested March 12 after telling Fairmont Police that he thought he killed his grandmother.
    Harrison County police found 70-year-old Hazel Koski in her house unconscious and bleeding. She was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, where she died Monday, said State Police Sgt. Gregg Lemasters.
    Koski was originally charged in Harrison County Magistrate Court with malicious wounding and held at the county jail on $100,000 bond.
    Koski was also charged with murder on Monday, said a magistrate court clerk.



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