TUESDAY’S SPORTS ROUNDUP
Zion Shirley (3) on defense for MGCC. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) Men's College Basketball – Southwest Virginia CC 86, Mountain Gateway CC 78. The Flying Eagles improved to 2-0 on the young season Tuesday night with a victory in Clifton Forge. Titus Cunningham had 19 points for the winners, from Tazewell County, Brennan Howardtherecorderonline.com
Radford Police arrest wanted man charged with kidnapping, assault following overnight search
RADFORD, Va. – The Radford City Police Department arrested a wanted Tazewell County man who was wanted on six warrants early Thursday morning. At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a call about a wanted person out of Richlands, leading to a search in the area surrounding Rock Road. Authorities said 45-year-old Jason Edward Matney was taken into custody after an overnight search. According to New River Valley Regional Jail, Matney was wanted for brandishing or pointing a firearm, assault with a firearm used in the commission of a felony, weapons convicted as a felon, conspiracy to kidnap/abduct by force without justification, kidnapping/abducting by force without justification and simple assault. Police said he is currently being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
Mother, son indicted, one on murder charge, after missing Virginia man found dead
BLAND COUNTY, Va. – What started out as a search for a missing person has ended in a murder case, according to authorities in Bland County. A grand jury indicted two people on Monday in connection with the murder of David Hayes, of Tazewell. On Monday, Justin Hackler was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, concealing a dead body, conspiracy to conceal a dead body and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Leslie Hackler, his mother, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to conceal a dead body and concealing a dead body. The Bland County Sheriff’s Office and Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office both presented evidence to the grand jury in Bland County Circuit Court on Monday.