The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
- Henry R. Pifer, Tunnelton, was cited for speeding (34-25) and driving suspended by Deputy C.R. Donelson. He pled guilty to both charges and was assessed fines of $104.50 and court cost of $330.50.
- Alyssa R. Lubonski, Buckhannon, was cited for speeding (29-25) by Deputy, B.T. Zirk. She pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
- Judith A. Vanderbergh, Elkins, was cited for speeding (60-45) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. She pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
- Lisette M. Popish, Harpers Ferry, was cited for speeding (59-45) by Sgt. C.D. Siler. She pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
- Michael Todd Nesslerodt, was charged with one felony count of First Degree Armed Robbery and one misdemeanor count of Domestic Assault. The criminal complaint states that on Thursday, January 28th 2016, Corporal J.E. Kopec received a call from the victim; Robin Lynn Darlington, about her boyfriend the accused; Michael T. Nesslerodt, allegedly threatening her with a pistol at his residence in Thomas. Corporal Kopec responded to her location in Parsons. Kopec obtained a three page hand written and signed statement from Darlington which summarized that Nesslerodt was allegedly consuming alcohol at his residence while she was cooking a pizza and they began to argue over his drinking. Darlington stated Nesslerodt then allegedly broke out the oven window with a beer bottle. Darlington stated she decided to go to sleep and retired to her bedroom after this incident. Darlington explained that the both of them were opening a restaurant in Davis and she had just gotten a $14,800 check from a financial institution.
- Darlington stated that while lying in bed Nesslerodt allegedly came into the bedroom with a black in color Ruger pistol and stuck it in her face and demanded her to give him the check. Darlington states she remembers looking at the hole in the barrel of the gun and was very much so in fear for her life. Darlington stated that Nesslerodt allegedly told her that if she didn’t give him the check that he was going to “blow out her brains and then go and blow his ex- wife’s brains out too”. Darlington stated that Nesslerodt held the pistol at his side while she walked to her vehicle with him following her and retrieved the check from her vehicle and handed it to him. Darlington stated that he turned around and walked off and she drove to Parsons where she knew she was safe and called the Police.
- Kopec knocked on Nesslerodt’s front door and was greeted by him. Kopec informed him why he was at his residence and. Nesslerodt allegedly denied the claim Darlington imposed upon him. Corporal Kopec asked Nesslerodt where his Ruger pistol was at and where the check was at. He stated they were both upstairs in his bedroom. Kopec retrieved these items after photographing them while Darlington packed her belongings up in her bedroom. The kitchen stove window was broken and the Ruger pistol was black and gray in color. The pistol was next to his bed on his nightstand with a loaded magazine next to it and one loose hollow point bullet next to it. The check was on the ground next to his bed underneath the pistol. Nesslerodt was emitting the odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested for 1st Degree Armed Robbery and domestic assault. He was transported to the Parsons State Police Detachment for processing and then to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail for housing. He is under a $15,000 cash only bond that has not been entered and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.
- Robert Alan Carr, Thomas, was charged with Interfering with Emergency call; Destruction of Property; Domestic Battery and Domestic Assault. According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, Jan. 29, the defendant Robert Alan Carr and the victim Jessica Wilheim-Marth, were traveling to their residence. The defendant and the victim were engaged in a verbal altercation, and the defendant allegedly advised the victim he wanted her out of the residence. Upon arrival at the residence, the defendant allegedly entered the victim’s vehicle and was searching for her engagement ring. The victim entered the residence and locked the front door. She entered the bedroom and locked the door in an attempt to gather her personal property. The defendant unlocked the front door and traveled to the bedroom door. He was allegedly beating on the bedroom door attempting to gain entrance. The victim attempted to use the residential telephone but it did not work. She traveled to the kitchen to retrieve her cell phone and again engaged in a verbal altercation. She plugged the residential phone back in, returned to the bedroom, but observed that the phone still did not work. The defendant allegedly grabbed her and attempted to push her out the front door. The victim states that while she was in the kitchen, the defendant entered the bedroom and allegedly advised her that if she did not leave he would shoot her. The victim again attempted to call 911 but the phone still did not work. The defendant called 911 from his cell phone. Tucker County Sheriff’s Deputies C.A. Teter and B.T. Zirk traveled to the residence and observed the victim’s cell phone was broken. She advised that the defendant had broken it and he advised the deputies that he had dropped it. The deputies observed a hole in the wall near the kitchen phone, damages to the bedroom door and damages to the kitchen land line telephone. The defendant allegedly advised deputies that he forced the bedroom door open, and pushed the victim in an attempt to force her out of the residence. A cash bond of $6,000 was posted and a hearing is set for March 23 at 10 a.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.
- David John Scott, Davis, was charged with Disorderly Conduct. The complaint states that on Saturday, Jan. 30 Tucker County Sheriff’s Deputies C.R. Donelson and B.T. Zirk entered Siriannis Café and advised cage staff that a red utility vehicle was parked on the sidewalk near the café and needed to be moved. The defendant exited the café and began yelling and cursing. The officers advised him that the vehicle could not be parked there and to quit using profane language. The defendant’s party advised they would take care of moving the vehicle and the officers left. Later on Donelson was dispatched back to Siriannis for an intoxicated individual causing a disturbance. Donelson was met by the owner of the café who stated that the defendant was using profane language while sitting at a table. She states that she allegedly asked that he continue his conversation on the back deck when he allegedly replied “Shut up B****, you can’t tell me what to do.” She advised the defendant to leave the area. As the defendant was leaving, she advised him he could not leave the area with a beer bottle in his hand and he again replied with profane language. He posted a $600 PR bond.
- William Michael Buchanan, Parsons, was charged with two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 14 the West Virginia State Police Parsons Detachment was notified by Principle J.R. Helmick that two students, who were minors, had left the high school without being signed out. The minor females age 15 and 16 were met by William “Billy” M. Buchanan, a former student who is now an adult. On Jan 16, Trooper J.J. Schmidle met with the 15 year old and her parents in regard to the incident. She advised that on Jan. 14 she got a headache around third period. She attempted to contact her parents to pick her up, but was unable to reach them. The 15 year old said the 16 year old female told her she could hitch a ride with her and her boyfriend. The 15 year old allegedly advised that she met the 16 year old and Buchanan behind the high school, entered his car and left school property. He posted a $500 PR bond and a hearing is scheduled for March 17 at 11 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
- Caitlyn Rose Hebb, Parsons, has been charged with Child Abuse causing Injury. The complaint states that on Dec. 12, 2015, the accused allegedly threw a Sippy cup at an eight year old victim, hitting her in the face, blacking her eye. This allegedly occurred because the child was making noises and disturbing the defendant while she played a game on TV. The victim’s brother and sister were at the house when this happened, did not see her get hit, but heard her crying. Hebb posted a $5,000 PR bond and a hearing is set for Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
The following cases have been ordered and adjudged in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
- State of West Virginia verses Clayton W. McCrum: He received judgment of guilty plea for one count making, issuing worthless checks which occurred on Jan. 29, 2015. He was assessed cost and fees of $190.25 and must pay restitution of $43.75; fine was waived.
- State of West Virginia verses Eric L. Mullenax: He received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count Persons prohibited from possessing firearms which occurred on Feb. 28, 2015. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25; a suspended jail sentence of one year and must report to Day Reporting for one year with a review after six months. He also received judgment of guilty plea-agreement for one count Petit Larceny that occurred on Feb. 28, 2015. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25 and must pay restitution of $47.40. He received the same sentence as above. Also, a judgment of Dismissed by Mag-State-No fee for two counts Petit Larceny on above date. Per Plea Agreement.