Home invader charged with kidnapping

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A man charged in a home invasion at Garretts Fork is currently being held on a charge of kidnapping.

Joshua V. Marshall, 25, of Shady Hook, Ky., is also accused non aggravated robbery and burglary.

According to the criminal complaint, Trooper Z.S. Holden responded to a residential alarm call on Sept. 10, on Garretts Fork Road at Chapmanville. Upon his arrival, Holden reports that he discovered the house to be vacant. Upon further investigation, Holden discovered the rear deck to have a screen surround which was found to be cut open. He also discovered the rear door of the residence to be kicked in for entry. Holden was unable to locate the resident.

Shortly after, the resident/victim did arrive with a laceration on the hand. The victim advised the officer that the defendant had broken into the residence and held them at knife point. The victim explained the defendant was scared of law enforcement arriving because of the alarm and he made the victim get dressed and drive him to the LB&T ATM in Chapmanville for a cash withdrawal while still at knife point. The defendant then reportedly had the victim drive him a short distance before exiting the vehicle on foot to meet a friend. The victim then returned home.

News media report that on September 13, Marshall was found at a home in Lawrence County, Ohio. It was reported that Marshall tried to overdose on pills when deputies arrived to arrest him. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated.

Marshall is in currently incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden awaiting a bond to be set on the kidnapping charge before a Circuit Court Judge. Bond for kidnapping is not set in Magistrate Court.


Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Martha Sparks

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Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.

Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.

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