The following criminal complaint has been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Dominick Bongiovanni, Davis, was charged with one felony count Intimidation and Harassment. According to the complaint on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at approximately 3 p.m. Sgt. C.A. Teter of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Tucker County 911 to assist Adult Protective Services with a situation at 98 Deerfield Village in Canaan Valley. The complainant, ASP worker Olivia Hardin, met with Teter at a location down the road from this residence. She stated that she went to the address for a wellness check on the wellbeing and care of Ruth Flatt. It is alleged that her care taker, Dominick Bongiovanni, was a heavy drinker and Ms. Flatt does not receive the care she needs. As Hardin arrived at the residence, the suspect was standing at the screen door with a rifle in his hand. He asked the worker to identify the purpose of why she was there and who she was. He was not happy and told the worker to wait outside while he went inside and came back out with what she believed was an alcoholic drink. Also while speaking with the worker she could smell the odor of alcohol emitting from his person and breathe. She continued to try to explain why she was there and he continued telling her she was not allowed to see “the client” and he asked what could be done. She stated she was mandated to see the client and check her wellbeing and that she could get law enforcement to assist if she had to. He allegedly told her if she got law enforcement it would not be pretty for the APS worker or law enforcement. He stated the worker saw what he was capable of and that he does like the cops. He allegedly stated that law enforcement had been there before due to someone reporting that he was holding Ruth hostage. He then moved the rifle into the living room and allowed the worker to see Ruth. He told her that she could see Ruth as long as he didn’t allow law enforcement. While the worker completed her investigation, he went outside several times, allegedly pouring himself multiple drinks from a liquor bottle. He came back in and allegedly told the worker that her investigation was complete and told her to leave. He asked her for her state identification and took the picture from his cell phone. The worker asked what he was going to do with the pictures of her ID and he allegedly told her he would put them with the pictures he took of her car, license plate and inside of her car including her driver’s license, personnel bill information with her home address and other client files information that was in her vehicle. The worker is unsure of what all pictures he took from the client’s information. He allegedly stated he would keep them so he could use them if he needed to if the worker didn’t close the case or let things go. He took the photograph of the workers face. He also allegedly told his neighbor that he thought it was neighbor Toney who called APS on him. He allegedly said he was going to shoot his neighbor and there would be an empty unit to rent. The worker asked him to delete the pictures and he said he would when he felt like he didn’t need them anymore. The worker left the residence and contacted 911. He is currently in Tygart Valley Regional Jail under a $12,000 cash only bond. All individuals are considered innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.