State Police say about half of the Katrina evacuees who came to West Virginia have criminal records.
Story by Elizabeth Schubert
and The Associated Press
Troopers began fingerprinting the victims when they arrived at Charleston's Yeager Airport. The F-B-I says of the nearly 350 who came here, 45 percent of the evacuees had past criminal records. Twenty-two percent have committed a violent crime.
Two evacuees were arrested for alleged sexual assault, but Joe Thornton, a spokesman for the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, says they haven't had any more problems. Thornton says there is no restriction on who comes to the state.
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