The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
- Clint B. Aikins, Morgantown, was cited for no inspection sticker by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
- Lucas E. White, Montrose, was cited for no seatbelt by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled guilty and was assessed fines of $25.
- Lucy M. Cussins, Hambleton, was cited for no insurance by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
- David J. Howell, Parsons, was cited for no proof of insurance by Deputy B.T. Zirk. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
- David M. Spiker, Jane Lew, was cited for expired MVI by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
- Peter C. Novallis, Clarksburg, was cited for expired MVI and expired registration by K.L. Keplinger. He pled no contest to both charges and was assessed fines of $9.50 and court cost of $330.50.
- Lincoln J. McCauley, Dry Fork, was cited for no proof of insurance by TFC J.J. Schmidle. The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
The following criminal complaints have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
- Clinton M. Cheek, Davis, was charged with Domestic Battery. The complaint states that on Friday, Jan. 19 at approximately 10:11 p.m. Deputy C.A. Teter, of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department, received a domestic disturbance complaint at #31 Deerfield Village in Canaan. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Kelly Boyanowski. She stated that her and the defendant had ordered dinner and that it took him a long time to get home from picking up the food. She had walked to a friend’s house to find him because of him taking so long, a verbal argument started. When they got back to the residence the victim started to feed their daughter dinner. The argument allegedly continued and during this argument the victim decided to pack up and go to her mother’s. While packing up their personal belongings in the bedroom she stated that the defendant allegedly came into the room started cursing her, arguing and then allegedly grabbed her by the face and slammed her over the bed and into the floor. She stated that her neck twisted around and was cracking during the altercation. She further stated the defendant kicked her items down the stairs and then went down the stairs. Then a short time later he returned to the bedroom and allegedly began grabbing her by the face again and throwing her around the bedroom. She then stated that she was able to get to the downstairs bathroom with her child, lock the door and call 911. The defendant allegedly left the residence and went to a friend’s house a short distance away. A two page hand written statement along with photographs of the residence and victim’s injuries was taken by officers. The defendant was located at the friend’s residence and placed under arrest. He was transported to TVRJ for further processing. It should be noted that the victim had red marks, bruising and a busted lip. Cheek allegedly did state that he ordered dinner, stopped by to get his buddy some food and that there was an argument but he did not put his hands on the victim.
- Trista Renee Harper, Parsons, was charged with obscene, anonymous, harassing or threatening communication by electronic device. The complaint states that on Friday, Dec. 30, 2017, First Sgt. K.L. Keplinger was contacted by Lora Bennett, who stated that she had been receiving text messages from the defendant, after telling her to have no contact with her. It should be noted that the defendant is the ex-daughter-in-law of Robbie and Lora Bennett. Bennett provided Keplinger with several cell phone conversation screen shots in which at one point Harper allegedly stated that, “Watch your back and he (Robert Bennett) better not leave his insulin setting around cause y’all about to die.” While Keplinger was obtaining the hand written statement from Mrs. Bennett, her son Robert Jr. received a text message from Harper in which she allegedly stated “Your dad will die I don’t care if I have to rot in jail.” This message was received in the presence of Keplinger. This occurred at the Parsons Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. She posted a $100 PR bond and a Bench Trial is scheduled for March 13 at 11 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
- Heather Craun, Thomas, was charged with Truancy. According to the statement, on or about Dec. 6, 2017 the defendant did fail to cause a juvenile to regularly attend Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School for 12 full unexcused days. She posted a $100 PR bond and a Bench Trial is scheduled for Jan. 29 at 11:30 before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
- Adam W. Beverage, Parsons, was charged False Representations, failing to report earnings. The complaint states that Beverage knowingly failed to report earnings from employment while filing an unemployment claim. As a result of all acts of fraud, he received benefits for 16 weeks for a total overpayment of $1,728. A property/surety bond of $312.50 was not posted and a hearing was scheduled for Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.
The following cases have been ordered and adjudged in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:
- State of West Virginia verses Jeremy Clinton Watson, Aurora, he received judgment of Dismissed for one count criminal identification bureau (Neglect) and one count obstructing officer. A motion was made to transfer to Circuit Court. This case was heard on Jan. 11 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
- Linwood Associates LTD verses Lawrence: On Jan. 24 the court granted judgment in favor of Linwood Associates LTD against Ashley R. Lawrence and John Taylor, Jr. in the amount of $807 plus $105 court cost. They must vacate premises by Jan. 31. This case was heard on Jan. 24 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
- State of West Virginia verses Levi Garrett McCauley, he received judgment of guilty plea for one count Petit Larceny, violation date Nov. 13, 2017. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25 and credit for time served of one day. This case was heard on Jan. 10 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
- State of West Virginia verses Levi Garrett McCauley, he received judgment of guilty plea for one count driving while license revoked DUI which occurred on Nov. 11, 2016. He was assessed fines of $100 and cost and fees of $165.25. He received credit for time served of 30 days. This case was heard on Jan. 9 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.