The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
George L. Carty, Elkview, was cited for no proof of insurance by Sgt. C.D. Siler. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
Shawn T. Patterson, Elkins, was cited for expired registration by TFC J.J. Schmidle. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $.475 and court cost of $165.25.
Max B. Kortegast, Herndon, Va. was cited for speeding (69-65) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Roger L. Wolford, Jr. was cited for expired MVI and no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest to the first charge and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25. The second charge was dismissed with proof shown.
Michael A. Smith, Charles Town, was cited for no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
Nicholas J. Parsons, Wallbridge, Va. was cited for speeding (69-65) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Courtney M. Barb, Montrose, was cited for no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
Sharon Pauley, Dry Fork, was cited for traveling too fast for road conditions by Cpl. D.W. Burge. She pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
Derek E. Hunter, Bruceton, was cited for driving on suspended or revoked license by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $100 and court cost of $165.75.
Glenn A. Arbogast, Davis, was cited for no WV MVI and no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. Both charges were dismissed with proof shown.
The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
Robert H. Mollohan, II, Los Angeles, CA, was charged with one count Driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs; one count Obstructing an officer; one count Disorderly conduct; one count failure to maintain control and one count Driving to fast for roadway. According to the complaint on Monday, Jan. 21 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Deputy B.T. Zirk, of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office, was dispatched by Tucker County 911 to Country Roads Saloon in Thomas for an intoxicated male subject who began to argue with individuals in the bar before he was told to leave. Upon arrival Zirk spoke with an individual in the bar who stated after the subject left the bar he allegedly began to walk back and forth outside the bar while yelling. While at the bar, 911 advised Zirk of a motor vehicle accident at the state road garage in Thomas. Upon arrival he observed a vehicle to be crashed into the fence at the garage. At this time Zirk observed the defendant (later identified by his California operators as Robert Mollohan) walking toward the vehicle from the state road building. He asked the defendant if that was his vehicle and he allegedly stated yes. As Zirk was speaking with his, he detected the odor of what appeared to be alcohol on the defendant’s breath. He asked him where he was coming from and he stated the bar. Zirk asked him how much he had to drink and he allegedly stated “A few”. He asked the defendant what he had to drink and he allegedly stated “Anything I could get my hands on”. He asked the defendant to go inside the state road building for further investigation and to get out of the weather. While walking there the defendant was unsteady while walking. While inside the defendant eyes were observed to be blood shot and glassy was well as being unsteady on his feet. A series of field sobriety tests were attempted and each time Zirk tried to explain the test the defendant began to argue. The defendant then allegedly asked Zirk “Why are you trying to f*** me?” He then allegedly stated “Do you want to fight, because I’ll fight.” Zirk told him to turn around and put his hands behind his back and the defendant attempted lock up and pull away from him. He then placed him under arrest. Photographic evidence of the accident scene was obtained. While speaking with the DOH employees on the scene one of them allegedly state after the accident the defendant got out of the car and allegedly stated, “I f***** up, I’m drunk.” Zirk traveled to the Parsons Police Department to utilize the intoxmeter. While traveling to the PPD the defendant allegedly began to yell, sing and kept stating “I’m ready for violence”. He also allegedly stated, “I f***** up, I’m sorry.” While walking into the PPD the defendant almost walked into multiple doors. While at PPD Zirk made multiple attempts to read and explain the WVSP Form 47A to the defendant and each time the defendant would argue and ask, “Why are you trying to f*** me?” Once the defendant calmed down Zirk read and explained the form to the defendant who stated he understood and refused to sign. He also refused to blow into the intoxmeter. Zirk waited 15 minutes to which the defendant again stated he was not going to blow. Zirk attempted to obtain information from the defendant and when asked his social security number he allegedly stated “I’m drunk.” The defendant was then taken to the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office for further processing where Miranda Rights to which he stated he understood, refused to sign and answer questions. While Zirk was conducting paper work the defendant allegedly stated, “I want you to shoot me, I am going to attack you and you will shoot me.” He was warned to quit talking and throughout the process he stated multiple times “I am drunk.” He was transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail to await arraignment. He posted a $2,300 PR bond.
Andrew Dale Goss, Parsons, was charged with one felony count Grand Larceny. The complaint states that on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at approximately 3 a.m. Officer T.D. Roberts received a call from Chief Water and Sewer operator John Lipscomb regarding a possible theft of water services. He obtained a statement from Lipscomb stating that the water services at 225 Merrill St had been disconnected due to non-payment on June 6, 2018. The past due balance had not been paid and there was no order to restore water at this residence. The water had been turned back on without the knowledge of the water department. This residence is inhabited by the defendant and the water bill is in his name. The reading of the meter when it was disconnected on June 6, 2018 was approximately 204,600.0 and upon reading on Jan. 15, 2019 the meter was showing 1,280,701.9 gallons of use. That is a difference of 1,076,101.9 gallons of water, and with the leak adjustment rate of $4.00 per 1000 gallons of water, the total cost of water is 4,304.41 that was obtained fraudulently. The last payment made on this account was on April, 12, 2018. He posted a PR bond of $4,304.41.
The following cases have been ordered and adjudged in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
State of West Virginia verses Steven T. Engelhardt: Winfield, received judgment of Dismissed-plea agreement for one count Possession of Marijuana less than 15 grams. This case was heard on Jan 17 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
State of West Virginia verses Donald Albin Barkley: Hambleton, received judgment of guilty verdict for one count Solid Waste Management-Administrative Violation. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25; 10 days suspended jail term and has 120 days to clean up property. This case was heard on Jan. 17 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
State of West Virginia verses Steven T. Engelhardt: Winfield, received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count expiration of registration and certificate of title. He was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
State of West Virginia verses Matthew Logan Lipscomb: Parsons, received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count unlawful injury to or destruction of property and one count misdemeanor offenses for violation of protective order-repeat offenses. He received a jail term of six months plus one day and credit for time served. This case was heard on Jan 22 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
State of West Virginia verses Katherine A. Waybright: Montrose, received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count false representation. She was assessed fines of $100 cost and fees of $165.25and restitution of $385 paid directly to Workforce WV. This case was heard on Jan. 17 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.