SUMMERS COUNTY, (Hinton News) – A situation that began in Beckley on Friday, Jan. 20, ended in tragedy in Streeter Creek, Summers County. The incident concluded with one person dead and another arrested. According to arrest records, Kaine William Durham, 26, of Beckley, was arrested and is charged with murder in the first degree.
Hinton News reported on the day in question that local law enforcement asked residents in the Ellison Ridge/Streeter Creek area to remain in their homes with doors and windows locked. Allegedly, the request was related to this situation.
The criminal complaint states that Durham and another individual were at Dawg-Gone Pet Salon in Beckley earlier in the day, on Friday, Jan. 20, for a “possible staged robbery.” Two other individuals, one being the victim, allegedly showed up at the location. According to the complaint, Durham and the other individual attacked the victim and their companion. During the alleged robbery, the victim was reportedly stabbed and had their hands bound.
According to the criminal complaint, an officer learned of a previous “altercation” between Durham and the victim that involved a “drug money debt.”
After the alleged initial stabbing, the criminal complaint states that Durham drove the victim to Streeter Creek in Summers County, where he allegedly proceeded to stab the victim again and shoot the victim to death. Reportedly, the victim’s hands remained bound.
At the time of writing, Durham is in Southern Regional Jail with no bond.