Lincoln County man facing 43 years in jail


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A Lincoln County man could spend 43 years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife.

Hubert “Bucky” Porter, 33, of Branchland, entered a Kennedy plea to 14 counts during a hearing in Cabell County Circuit Court last week.

The charges included kidnapping, domestic violence, domestic battery, burglary, destruction of property, petit larceny, unlawful wounding and brandishing.

In September of 2011, Porter was released from jail on unrelated charge.

He went to his ex-wife’s home in Salt Rock. He allegedly beat her, sexually assaulted her and held her hostage at knifepoint for 20 hours.

He fled to Virginia where he was arrested a few days later.


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