The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Sara Elizabeth Kelly-Davis, Parsons, was charged with two counts of Cruelty to Animals (abandon). According to the complaint, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m. Chief J.E. Kopec received a complaint in reference to a dead cat located at 153 Spruce St in Parsons, residence of Sara Kelly-Davis. The complaint summarized that the cat had been left unattended by the defendant and perished in the house which could be visible through the front door window. On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Kopec and the Animal Humane Officer, Dylan Baker, arrived at the residence and looked through the front door window and observed a deceased cat inside the home. Kopec knocked on the door to see if the cat would move and it did not. He observed the cat for a couple of minutes to make sure it did not move. He took several photos of the residence and the cat inside the home, which seemed to be unoccupied. He checked Davis’s water bill and discovered it had been shut off for non-payment. Furthermore Humane Officer Baker was recently involved in a call in reference to the surrender of several cats by the defendant however she allegedly argued to keep the mother of the kittens. This incident occurred in October of 2020. Kopec obtained further water bills that show her solely responsible for the water bills as far back as September of 2020. He called her ex-husband, Justin Davis, AND REQUESTED HIM TO TRAVEL TO THE Parsons Police Station for an interview. He obtained a hand written and signed statement from him which summarizes that he had been divorced from Miss Kelly-Davis for approximately a year and a half and had no ties to 153 Spruce St where he and his wife lived together previously. Mr. Davis also stated the cats were in no way his however his daughter told him that her mom had four cats and had not been at the residence in a month or so. Later that day, Kopec applied for a search warrant for 153 Spruce St. for the recovery of the deceased animal, preservation of life for any other living animals and securing evidence in relation to the crime of cruelty to animals. Probable cause was found and the warrant was issued. On the same date Chief Kopec, Patrolman Gidley, Sheriff Wilfong, Chief Deputy Sigley, Deputy Martin and Human Officer Baker executed the warrant at the above mentioned address. The search of the residence yielded two deceased tiger stripped cats which appeared to be younger cats. In the residence, there were three litter boxes not cleaned and multiple empty food bowls. A tote with cat food in it was located inside the residence. A watering canister was found in the residence with no water in it. No water source was located in the residence. The above evidence was photographed. A window on the side of the house was opened approximately six inches on the first floor. No other living cats were located at the residence. Kopec left a copy of the search warrant at the residence a returned a copy to the Magistrate office. He also noted a large amount of mail in the residence and mail box suggesting Miss Kelly-Davis had not been at the residence recently. Later that same day, Kopec traveled across the street to the original complainant and interviewed witness Charles Allen Hebb. A one page hand written and signed statement summarized that his neighbor, Sara Kelly-Davis had not been at her house in a few weeks and he was of his own accord trying to feed the cats because she was not around. Hebb stated there were three kittens at the house and that he knows this because approximately three weeks ago she brought the kittens over to show them off. He stated he was in no way charged with being responsible for the cats and they were solely her cats. He stated that out of kindness he would check on the animals and bring them food but noticed one of them to be dead. Due to the above evidence and witness statements Chief Kopec has reason to believe that Miss Kelly-Davis has abandoned at least two cats that were hers in her residence and they perished inside her residence.
Roger Gail Wall, was charged with one count Suspended or Revoked for DUI 1st and one count Speeding. The complaint states that while conducting speed enforcement on WV32 in Davis, Deputy C.A. Martin observed a dark Chevy Silverado truck traveling a t 41 mph in a 25 mph zone. He followed the truck and that upon stopping the vehicle he identified the driver as Wall from his driver’s license. Upon checking with the Tucker County Communications Center it was found that he was suspended or revoked with two DUI convictions with dates of April 12, 2019 and Sept. 15, 2020.