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Bluefield man found guilty of kidnapping, wanton endangerment

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A jury has reached a verdict for a Bluefield man facing kidnapping and wanton endangerment charges.

Harry Lee Smith, Jr., 42, has been found guilty on all counts- including two counts of kidnapping without mercy, three counts of wanton endangerment and breaking and entering.

Smith’s bail has been revoked and he’ll be held at Southern Regional Jail.

Last year, police say Smith was armed on his porch and held a woman hostage, using her as a shield. Officers found a pistol, bag of duct tape, zip ties, a machete, and a club at the scene.

Paul Hess

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