The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Note: All individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
John Howard Collett, Jr., Parsons, was charged with one count of Domestic Battery. According to the complaint on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at approximately 7:03 p.m. Sgt. C.R. Teter was en route to 313 Douglas Rd in Thomas for a missing/runaway welfare check for a subject by the name of Dakota Collett when a call came in for a fight in progress at this location. Upon arrival Teter observed several subjects standing outside in the driveway arguing. He made contact with the individuals and spoke with a female subject, Melissa Collett, who stated that she had come to the residence to check/get her son Dakota Collett, she was unable to speak to Dakota. She stated that she was confronted by John “Johnny” Collett who had pulled into the residence with his brother. John “Johnny” Collett who is the father to Dakota and ex-husband of Melissa began to verbally argue with her and getting in her face. He allegedly told her, “I can f****** kill you cause you are trespassing.” She went on the state that John “Johnny” Collett kept chest bumping her and then hit her with his fist and shoved her back into a white SUV. The victim had red marks on her left cheek, scratch marks on her throat and red marks on her neck/chest area. These injuries are consistent with her statement taken by WVSP Trp. J.J. Cornelius. Teter also spoke with John Collett the son of both “Johnny and Melissa Collett. He stated that he had heard Johnny yelling at his mother and saw him push her into the vehicle. This is when John Collett got involved. He stated that he allegedly hit Johnny and then put him into a head lock and bent his left arm up behind him to gain control of Johnny to keep him from hurting his mother. Johnny Collett had red marks on his right hand and a scratch/blood under his right eye and on his nose, also complaining of his left arm hurting consistent with being restrained by his son. Teter also observed smear marks in the dirt on the front end and passenger side of the white SUV. There was what appeared to be fresh blood in the snow on the passenger side of the SUV and Johnny Collett’s hat was lying in the snow near this area as well. Stephanie Poling also stated “I saw the vehicle get hit so hard that it was rocking.”
Roy R. Tuesing, Jr., Hambleton, was charged with one count of Domestic Battery and one count of Obstructing an officer. The complaint states that on Monday, Jan. 3 at approximately 11:30 p.m. TFC J.J. Schmidle was contacted at the West Virginia State Police Detachment by Kathleen E. Coberly in reference to a domestic dispute. Schmidle obtained a handwritten and signed statement from Coberly when she advised that at about 10 p.m. she picked up her boyfriend, Roy A. Tuesing, Jr.) at his friend’s house in Parsons. She stated that he had been drinking and was drunk. She said she drove him to his residence in Mackeyville. Coberly said they were arguing about her helping a friend move earlier today. She said she was in her vehicle and he was going to bust her window out so she put the window down. She stated he then allegedly pulled her out of the vehicle and threw her to the ground and kicked her a few times. She said she was able to get in her vehicle and leave the area. She said she drove to the State Police Detachment for help where Schmidle observed injuries to her hand and leg. Schmidle and Deputy B.T. Zirk of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Tuesing’s residence in Mackeyville and arrived at approximately shortly after midnight on Jan 4. They arrived at the door and announced “Police” and Tuesing opened the door allegedly holding a rifle. He was ordered to put the weapon down, which he slowly complied with. He was standing in the doorway and was ordered out of the residence by both officers. He replied “Oh f*** no” and Zirk grabbed him and put him to the ground. After a short struggle the officers were able to handcuff him and place him in custody for domestic battery and obstruction. He was then processed and the WVSP Detachment and transported to TVRJ without further incident.
Carlos A. Sierra, Staunton, Va., was charged with engaging in business without a business registration certificate. On Dec. 9, 2020 your affiant received information from the West Virginia Division of Labor, Inspector R. Utt, in reference to a subject, Mr. Carlos A. Sierra working in the state of West Virginia without a business registration. Inspector Utt sent a copy of the Cease and Desist Citation Report to the WV State Tax Department Criminal Investigations Division in reference to the order. Stated in the report was that Mr. Sierra was working on site at 6526 Appalachian Highway in Davis at a hotel that was getting remodeled. Further stated was that Sierra had been on site for roughly two weeks and he had other employees with him. Utt advised in his report that Sierra was working under 4 Seasons Contracting and spoke to Mr. Duane Poling, who is the owner of the contracting business, over the phone in which he advised that he was contacted by a Kim Landis, who is the operator of the hotel and that she was going to hire Sierra and his crew as employees. Utt advised that Sierra stated that after he and his employees completed the job that he would be paying his men cash after he was paid by the company. Sierra also advised him that he had yet to complete any paperwork to be hired by 4 Seasons Contracting. Utt advised in his report that Poling said he would be hiring them that day but had yet to make it to the site to complete any paperwork on them. Your Affiant visited the site and was advised that Sierra left abruptly after Division of Labor was there and completed their report on him and his employees. Your Affiant was advised that Landis was the one who had hired them. The subject went on to advise that Landis was not in due to sickness and she would possibly be able to answer emails, in which they provided me with her business card. Your Affiant had a conversation by email with Landis who is named in the report for her needing Poling to hire Sierra and his crew for the tile work at the location. Landis advised that she had been sick and was starting conversation with Sierra for what needed to be done on site, but unfortunately, she was unable to meet with him in person to fill out the necessary paperwork due to having to be quarantined. Landis also confirmed that Sierra did leave abruptly after Division of Labor was on site, but that he was paid $4,800 for the work that was completed. After researching Sierra it was found that he was operation without a Business Registration within the state of West Virginia.