Week-long manhunt comes to an end with capture of two fugitives in Ritchie county
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Victor Lee Thompson and Kierston Holbrooks-Mick were captured on June 6 after an extensive week long manhunt, which involved numerous law enforcement agencies.
On the night of June 5, two individuals that matched the description of Mr. Thompson and Ms. Holbrooks-Mick were located in a cabin along W.V. Rt. 47 just inside Ritchie County. Individuals that were checking on the cabin for the homeowner (out of town) saw two people in the cabin. They indicated they had permission to be at the cabin, but were told they were not allowed to be there and were sent on their way. Upon this discovery, the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police responded to the scene, and it was determined that the two individuals in the cabin fact Mr. Thompson and Ms. Holbrooks-Mick.
OnJune 6, the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department, Wirt County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and Parkersburg Police Detectives reconvened in the area to search for Mr. Thompson and Ms. Holbrooks-Mick, since they had been sent away the previous evening. After a couple hours of searching the area, officers located Mr. Thompson and Ms. Holbrooks-Mick hiding in a trailer in the area of McFarland Lane in Ritchie County, and they were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Parkersburg.
Mr. Thompson was processed on the Murder warrant at the Parkersburg Police Department and Ms. Holbrooks-Mick was processed for being a Fugitive from Justice from Washington County Ohio. After processing both subjects were placed in the Wood County Holding Center to await arraignment in Wood County Magistrate Court.
The Parkersburg Police Department wants to thank the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department, Wirt County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police for all their assistance in this investigation.
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