The following criminal complaints have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Ryan Thomas Thompson, of Elkins, was charged with one count of Harassment and one count Misdemeanor offenses for violation of protective order. According to the complaint on Friday, Oct. 2, at approximately 10:34 p.m. Trooper C.A. Hawkins was dispatched via Tucker County 911 to a harassment complaint located at Cortland Acres in Thomas.
Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who stated that she filed a protective order against Ryan Thompson on Oct. 24. She further stated that on Oct. 28 she allegedly received a Facebook message from him in which he allegedly threatened to kill her.
She explicitly told him not to contact her and the message she received on Oct 28 was received after she told him not to contact her further.
Thompson is currently released on bond for another related magistrate case with the terms that he has no contact with the victim.
Crystal Kay Hess, of Montrose, was charged with one felony count of Grand Larceny. The complaint states that on Friday, Oct. 21 Deputy D.M. Gidley received a radio call at 3:34 p.m. from Tucker Communications (911) to respond to Family Dollar Store #1572 in Parsons for a report of theft by an employee. Upon arrival he spoke with Robert Hill, the District Manager. Hill advised that Crystal Hess, the store manager allegedly stole money from the deposits on the following dates:
Oct. 15 – $1,314.59
Oct. 16 – $1,250.98
Oct. 17 – $1,215.38
Oct. 18 – $1,100.76, for a total of $4,881.71. Hill advised that he spoke with Family Dollar Asset Protection Manager, Bradley Nichols, and he obtained a statement from Hess via telephone. Gidley contacted Nichols on scene and spoke with him about the deposits. Nichols did allegedly state that, “Mrs. Hess began rolling deposits to the point where one deposit would not cover the payback of the rolled deposits totaling $4,881.71.” Hess used the money to buy school clothes for her grandchildren, pay bills and pay for food. Gidley asked Hill and Nichols to provide statements via email. Hess was asked to come to the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office for questioning regarding the incident and she agreed.
At 4:09 p.m. on Oct. 21 Hess was read her rights and signed an Interview and Miranda Rights Form and the conversation was video tape recorded. In summary, she allegedly explained that everything had happened and did admit to taking the money from Family Dollars deposits and using the money for food, gas, school supplies and paying personal bills.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
The following property transfers have been recorded in the Tucker County Clerk’s office:
CE Properties LLC, Thomas, 0.35 acres garage to J&B Walker Properties LLC, $800,000.
David Magness and Karin A. Magness, Dry Fork, Unit 113 Deerfield Condos to Too Many Trails LLC, $0.
James B. Burnham and Anne M. Burnham, Dry Fork, ½ interest in 69.4 acres Red Creek to Sarah Ransom McKenna and Katherine Ransom-Silliman, $222,877.68.
Charles W. Stahl, Dry Fork, Unit 1243 Beaver Ridge to Jared McCullough and Tamra Wroblesky, $105.250.
Willis Crossland, Linda Crossland and Philip Crossland, Davis Corporation, Lot 108 to Jared Helser and Emily Gerlach to $160,000.
Debra L. Rhoades/AKA/ Godwin, Clover, 1.67 acres 0.33 acres to William I. Rhoades, $0.
James A. Streets, William N. Streets and Sharon M. Smith, Hambleton, Lot No. 200 and 201, ¼ acre more or less to Chad Eric Scott, $130,000.