The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Claude Daniel Caltrider, Dry Fork, was charged with one count DUI. The complaint states that on Wednesday, March 24 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Sgt. C.A. Teter initiated a traffic stop on a white flat-bed Ford pickup truck for having no registration and no tail lights along WV 32 near Thomas. Teter made contact with the driver, Claude Caltrider, and asked for his driver’s license, registration and insurance. While speaking with the defendant, Teter noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. He also observed a clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance, allegedly marijuana, inside the left shirt pocket of the defendant. He asked the defendant what was in the bag and he replied “oh, ****, I forgot I had that on me.” He stated to the officer that it was marijuana. Teter took possession of the item and returned to his cruiser for follow-up. He noticed that the driver’s speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy while speaking to him. He returned to the vehicle and began a further investigation of DUI. He asked the driver to exit the vehicle and meet him at the rear of his vehicle. The driver did so but was allegedly unsteady on his feet, stumbled a little and used his truck bed to stay upright. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from the defendant’s breath as he spoke and he allegedly stated that he had only had two beers. He was asked to submit to field sobriety tests and failed all of them. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to Parsons Police Department for further testing. Consent forms were read and signed by the defendant and he submitted to the Intox EC/IR-II and blew a .119%. The defendant was then transported to the WVSP for further processing and then on to TVRJ.
Jason R. Ball, Davis, was charged with one count of Domestic Battery and one count of Discharge of firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. According to the complaint on Wednesday, March 10 Chief Deputy M.J. Sigley along with WVSP was dispatched to 53 Gross St in Davis for a domestic dispute. While in-route Sigley was advised by E911 that shots had been fired. Upon arrival he noticed a male subject near the residence and a female subject on the porch of the residence. The male subject was identified as Chris Paugh (neighbor). He advised Sigley that he needed a flashlight and to come with him around to the back of the residence, he heard gun shots and he tried to yell for Jason with no answer. Sigley and Chris went around the backside of the residence and Sigley noticed a male subject, identified as Jason Ball, sitting on his knees on the ground. Sigley noticed what appeared to be a hand gun in Jason’s hand. Chris started to speak to Jason and then He and Sigley attempted to get the firearm away from Jason. The gun was secured and Jason was detained. Cpl. B.T. Zirk arrived along with WVSP and Parsons PD. Sigley was advised that a female subject stated to Zirk that Jason came home and they were have a good time playing outside with the kids and then he went to look for jumper cables, got made and started to yell. She stated Jason was going to take the kids to his mom’s and she told him he was not taking her kids anywhere, She stated that was when Jason broke the bedroom door, went to the truck and got his gun. Jason was then transported to WVSP for processing and then on to Tygart Valley Regional Jail where he will be held until a further date.
Eric Scott Pennington, Parsons, was charged with one count Domestic Assault and one count Interfering with Emergency Communications. The complaint states that on Sunday, March 21 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Deputy C.A. Martin was notified of a domestic in progress at 115 Overlook Drive. Upon arriving on scene he and TFC J.J. Schmidle observed a distraught and weeping female on the steps of her residence. She told the officers that the defendant had threatened her physically and verbally and taken her phone from her prior to calling the Tucker County Communications Center Emergency Line to report the active domestic violence incident. She had told the officers she was in of receiving an immediate violent physical injury from the defendant. That Tucker Communication Center advised prior to the officer’s arrival that the defendant had taken her phone and left the scene. She had to find an alternative means to contact emergency services personnel to report the domestic in progress.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.