The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker county Magistrate office:
Wanda A. White, parsons, was cited for no seatbelt and expired operators by Cpl. J.R. Wince. She was assessed fines of $25 for the first charge and the second charge was dismissed with proof shown.
Bindy C. Weasenforth, Mt. Storm, was cited for speeding (70-65) by Cpl. J.R. Wince. She pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $175.25.
The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
Darrell Gene Spitznogle, Davis, was charged with one felony count Sexual Assault in the First Degree and three felony counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. According to the complaint on Feb. 13, Deputy D.A. Sliwinski of the Tucker Coounty sheriff’s Office (TCSO) observed a forensic interview by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) on a 16 year old juvenile male. This interview was set up due to the victim disclosing sexual abuse by the defendant, while the victim was at the Psychiatric institute of Washington (PIW). The victim had displayed behavioral issues at school, and upon talking to school staff disclosed suicidal ideations. Upon the school contacting the victim’s parents, he was transported to PIW for evaluation. During the CAC forensic interview the victim allegedly disclosed multiple incidence of sexual abuse by his cousin, the defendant. He stated the incidents starting occurring while he was nine years old and happened on multiple occasions, with the most recent incident occurring when the victim was eleven years old. The accused, born in 1967, was between the ages of 46 and 48 at the time of the alleged incidents. During this three year period, the victim described three incidents that occurred in Room 121 of the Sawmill Lodge, where the defendant was residing at the time. On each of these occasions, the victim was sexually abused by the defendant. The victim stated he attempted to stay away and said no to the defendant. The victim further stated he did not disclose this information while it was occurring due to the defendant stating things like, “people will hate you, and I will go to jail and the family business will fail without me.” Spitznogle is under a $40,000 cash bond.
September Howard, parsons, was charged with two counts of Truancy. One charge was for a student who accumulated 15 full unexcused days and one charge was for a student who accumulated 11 full unexcused days. A PR bond of $100 for each charge was not posted. A status hearing is scheduled for May 15 for both charges.
Joseph Howard Dowd, Davis, was charged with one count of Failure to Register (Sex Offender). The complaint states that on Monday, Feb. 10 at approximately 2 a.m. Trooper C.R. Donelson met with the defendant, who is a convicted sex offender, at an apartment in Davis. He asked the defendant if he was living there and he replied “Yes. But only temporally.” The defendant failed to update his registry with the parsons Detachment of the West Virginia State Police as required. Donelson placed the defendant under arrest and transported him to the WVSP Parsons Detachment for processing. A $5,000 property/recognizance bond was posted.