Magistrate News

The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:

Kenneth R. Smith, Hambleton, was cited for failure to maintain control by Chief W.D. Rowe. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25. A charge of no proof of insurance was dismissed with proof shown.
Mary L. Manson, Memphis, Tenn. was cited for speeding (60-45) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. She pled no contest and was assessed with fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Helen F. Mathew, Ellicott City, Md. was cited for speeding (60-45) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. She was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Benjamin B. Neustadt, Davis, was cited for expired MVI and no proof of insurance by Deputy C.R. Donelson. Both charges were dismissed.
Philip G. Lore, Nutley, NJ, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Dominic A. Lore, Nutley, NJ, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
David B. Howard, S. Charleston, Ohio, was cited for over length for roadway by Chief W.D. Rowe. He pled no contest and was assessed dines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
James E. Dawson, Romney, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled guilty and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Nathan M. Lancaster, Sidney ME, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Mohammed A. Dawood, Elkins, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Amanda Lee, Centreville, Va. 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.
Michael S. Wheatley, Crofton, Md. was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
David A. Lewellyn, Buckhannon, was cited for speeding (55-45) by TFC J.J. Schmidle. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Sara E. Curley, Harpers Ferry, was cited for no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed with proof show.

The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

Heather Nicole Watson, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs; possession of marijuana less than 15 grams and disorderly conduct. According to the complaint, on Friday, Sept. 23 at approximately 6:11 p.m. officers were dispatched by Tucker County Communications (911) for a vehicle driving recklessly on US 219N. Deputy B.T. Zirk and Deputy C.A. Teter, of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department, observed the vehicle travel over the center line multiple times. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Heather Nicole Watson. Two juveniles were observed inside the vehicle. Zirk noticed the driver’s speech to be slow and slurred and he also detected the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Zirk asked the defendant to exit the vehicle and he noticed her to be unsteady on her feet and staggering while walking to the rear of the vehicle. When asked if she was under the influence of alcohol or and medication/drugs, she stated that she had taken suboxone “box” earlier. She was asked to submit/perform a series of field sobriety tests and she failed all but the P.B.T. Test. It should be noted that after conducting the field tests, the defendant became verbally abusive and aggressive towards the officers. After asked to stop, the defendant continued to curse the officers and scream profane language in public. She then attempted to walk away from the officers causing her to almost fall into traffic. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Parsons Police Department for further processing. She was read the implied consent form, which she signed and consented to a blood draw. She was transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail to away arraignment. It should be noted that after searching the vehicle, agreen leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, was located in the driver’s side door pocket. Also found were several cut straws appearing to have a white residue consistent with snorting medication. She posted a PR bond of $2,100 and a court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
Edward M. Kennard, Davis, was charged with DUI – .15 or higher BAC. The complaint states that on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Deputy C.A. Teter was conducting routine patrol on WV72 when he observed a blue Caravan to have an expired registration. When he made contact with the driver, Edward M. Kennard, he asked for license, proof of registration and proof of insurance. The driver did not provide any of these items. Teter noticed the odor of alcohol and the defendant’s speech was slurred. After a DMV check it was discovered the Kennard’s license had expired in 1977 and that the registration was improper and did not belong to this vehicle. When asked to exit the vehicle the officer noticed that the defendant was staggering and unsteady. Field sobriety tests were conducted and failed. At this point Teter placed the defendant under arrest and transported him to the Parsons Police Department for further processing. After Teter read the Implied Consent Form the defendant signed it and submitted to the Intoximeter and blew a .204%. It should be noted that the defendant stated that he’d had four – five beers. There was an open case of beer in the passenger front seat of the vehicle. He posted a PR bond of $1,000 and a court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
David Joseph Crouch, Parsons, was charged with tampering with pipes. The complaint states that on Aug. 18, the City of Parsons terminated the water services for the defendant’s residence for the lack of paying his water bill. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the City checked the defendant’s water meter and it had been turned on and two units of water were used. The value of the water was $21.80. A check with the owner of the residence revealed that she did not turn on the water meter and that the defendant lived there alone and was in the process of moving out. A PR bond of $1,000 was posted and a court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.
Charles Lee Wolfe, Swanton, Md. was charged with one felony count of strangulation and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery 2nd offense and one count domestic assault. The complaint states that of Wednesday, Aug. 31 Cpl. J.E. Kopec responded to a domestic dispute in progress that was called in by members attending a meeting at the Davis City Hall involving the victim, Brandy Renee McCabe and the accused Charles Lee Wolfe. Kopec arrived on scene and observed the victim to be crying and to have red marks and bruising on her neck indicative of being choked, blood on her shirt and a scratched hand. He obtained a written statement from McCabe stating that she andWolfe were talking outside of city hall and he was trying to get her to go back to Maryland where they had lived before they broke up. She refused him and that is when he allegedly grabbed her by the wrists and pulled her off the porch. He allgegdly started pulling her towards a dark side of the building and allegedly stated that he was going to take her over the hill and kill her. She yelled and he allegedly grabbed her by the throat so she couldn’t scream. People that witnessed the incident pulled him off her and she ran away. Witness statements support the victim’s statement and Wolfe does have a conviction for domestic battery in Maryland on May 25, 2016. He posted a property surety bond of $1,100 for the misdemeanors and a property surety bond of $3,000 for the felony charge. A court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.

The following cases have been ordered and adjudged in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

State of West Virginia verses Lincoln J. McCauley, Dry Fork, received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count misdemeanor offenses for violation of protective order; repeat offenses. He was assessed fines of $250 and cost and fees of $165.25. A jail term of one day was suspended and he must serve unsupervised probation for one year with term to complete anger management with Tucker County Community Corrections. This case was ordered and adjudged on Sept. 22 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
State of West Virginia verses Mary Violet Losi, Belmont, Ohio, received judgment of dismissed by Mag-State-No Fee for one count interference with officers and false information that occurred on June 4. This case was ordered and adjudged on Sept. 22 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
State of West Virginia verses Paul Bircher, Elk Garden, received judgment of guilty plea for one count obscene, anonymous, harassing, threatening communication by electronic device which occurred on June 6. He was assessed fines of $25 and cost and fees of $165.25. This case was heard on Sept. 22 by Magistrate William M. Miller.

 

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