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Manhunt over: Monroe Co. suspect taken into custody

Joshua Neal Hubbard Joshua Neal Hubbard
Joshua Neal Hubbard Joshua Neal Hubbard
Amber Lee Richardson Amber Lee Richardson

ALDERSON (WVVA) - Joshua Neal Hubbard has been arrested without incident in Monroe County according to Sgt. Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police.

Baylous says further details are not being released at this time.


ALDERSON (WVVA) - A woman is behind bars and her apparent boyfriend on the run after her husband was found dead Monday.

The saga began Monday morning at approximately 11 a.m. when Sgt. C.K. McKenzie of the Union detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a report of a possible missing person, identified as 33-year-old Danny Ray Richardson, Jr. from the Flat Mountain Road area of Alderson, Monroe County.

The complainant told police that Richardson had been missing for several days.

McKenzie went to Richardson's home on Flat Mountain Road and spoke with his wife, 25-year-old Amber Lee Richardson, who then accompanied McKenzie back to the detachment to give further information.

Upon returning to the residence later, McKenzie and other troopers encountered a male identified as 37-year-old Joshua Neal Hubbard of Peterstown outside the home. Hubbard fled on foot. Troopers then discovered the body of the missing person, Danny Richardson, buried in a pile of leaves near the area where Hubbard had been spotted.

Sgt. Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police told WVVA News that Hubbard was an apparent boyfriend of Amber Richardson.

Police say Danny Richardson had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. His body has been sent to the state medical examiner's officer for an official cause of death.

An active search for Hubbard began Monday evening and continued into Tuesday. McKenzie told WVVA News Tuesday morning that the search was centered on the Flat Mountain, Alderson, Ronceverte area.

He is described as 6'2", 210 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Hubbard had been living in the Tad Jones Trailer Park in Peterstown and is said to also have ties in Virginia.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact McKenzie at 304-772-5100, or your local authorities.

Meanwhile, Amber Richardson is behind bars in Southern Regional Jail awaiting arraignment on a first-degree murder charge.


A manhunt is underway in Greenbrier and Monroe Counties.

State police are looking for Joshua Neal Hubbard, 27, in connection to a murder that happened in Monroe County over the weekend.

Hubbard was last seen by authorities on Flat Mountain around 5:00p.m. on Monday.

Troopers say they got a call Monday morning about a missing person. In the course of their investigation, police say a dead body was discovered on a property off Flat Mountain Road in Alderson.

Right now, police are withholding any additional information pending notification of family members.

Anyone with information on Hubbard's whereabouts is urged to contact state police.

Stay with WVVA on-air and online for the latest on this developing story.

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