The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
Thomas Bruce Summerfield, Davis, was charged with one count driving revoked DUI. According to the complaint, on Saturday, Jan. 14 at approximately 10:26 p.m., Trooper C.A. Hawkins was conducting a routine patrol of Pennsylvania Ave. when he observed a Ford Focus with a defective registration light. He initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Thomas Bruce Summerfield. After running his name through West Virginia State Police Fairmont Communications, he was advised that Summerfield’s license is revoked for an active DUI. At that time he was placed in custody for driving with an active DUI revocation.
Donald Alvin Barkley, Parsons, has been charged with one count procuring gas, water or electricity by device with intent to defraud. The complaint states that on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, Sheriff J.E. Kopec received a walk in complaint in reference to the theft of water from Hamrick PSD. He obtained a one page hand written statement from the complainant, Jason S. Lipscomb, summarizing that on Dec. 19, 2021 he and other employees were called out to fix a leak on the Bretz Back Road. Lipscomb states that the leak was found to be on the property of a trailer situated next to 127 Bretz Back Road, Hambleton. Said property does not have an assigned residence but is owned by the suspect. Lipscomb’s statement continues to summarize that the water service was turned on illegally (without permission from Hamrick PSD) and in doing so broke and leaked on Mr. Barkley’s side which caused a loss recorded on the meter of 97,980 gallons of water. The cost of this water loss is $686.66 and the cost of employee’s wages being called out to find and fix the leak on a weekend is $427.12. It should be noted that no work order for any type of service was ever generated nor does Barkley have an account for the said residence nor did he fill out any paperwork to even start an account. No verbal permission was ever given by any employee to perform any work on the water line to hook it up. On Dec. 20, 2019 Kopec obtained a recorded statement from Barkley about the incident. He was read his rights and signed in acknowledgement. He allegedly stated that he does own the property, he did have someone hook up the water line, he did turn on and off water in his trailer but he believes the line busted on the Hamrick PSD side of the meter and not his. He stated the valve was turned off after his work was done. Kopec asked him who he had dig up and hook his water line to the meter and Barkley said he could not remember nor did he know who it was. Kopec traveled to the site and inspected the area and found that the water line burst was on Barkley’s side of the meter and caused damage from the water coming out at such a high rate. He also found that the meter Barkley allegedly hooked into was many years old, not a radio head meter that would have been installed if he had went through a formal legal process with Hamrick PSD to hook up. He never called Hamrick PSD to pay them for services of water or set up an account.
Karen Betler, Parsons, was charged with Fraudulent Schemes and Conspiracy. According to the criminal complaints on Nov. 16, 2021 Chief Deputy M. Sigley received a complaint that a female subject namely Karen Betler and a male subject namely David Howell had allegedly been passing bad checks to Parsons Shop-n-Save. Sigley was advised that the business received approximately 11 checks from David Howell but had Karen Betler’s signature on them totaling $834.70. Sigley spoke with three different employees of the business who stated that David Howell came to their register on different occasions in October and handed them checks that were already signed by Betler They also stated that Howell added extra amount of money for cash. A subpoena form was issued and sent to Miners & Merchants Bank for Betler’s bank account information. Sigley met with her and she was read her rights and stated she understood. She proceeded to speak with the officer stating that her bank started an online account and she ended up messing up the amount from online to her check amount booklet. She stated she did fill out the top portion of checks to Shop-n-Save and also signed them and had David go to Shop-n-Save for her.
The following property transfers have been recorded in the Tucker County Clerk’s office:
Larry Alkire and Stephanie D. Alkire, Black Fork, 0.81 acre to West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways, $0.
Larry Alkire and Stephanie D. Alkire, Black Fork, 0.83 acre to West Virginia Department of Highways Right of Way Department, $0.
Amy S. McCrum Dillsworth/AKA/ Amie McCrum Dillsworth, Clover, Two Parcels: .74 acre and .115 acre to Amie S. McCrum Dillsworth, $0.
Land of Canaan Homeowners Association, Dry Fork, Unit B2 Condominium for Unit Week No. 51 to Brian N. Jack and Stephanie J. Jack, $0.
Charles S. Smith, Kimberly Denese Covert and Steven F. White, Dry Fork, Lot 9 Aspen Village to Steven F. White and Catherine H. White, $137,500.
Aspen Development LLC, Dry Fork, Lot 7 Aspen Village to Steven F. White and Catherine H. White, $0.
Aspen Development LLC, Dry Fork, Loy No 1 Aspen Village to Charles S. Smith and Kimberly Denese Covert, $0.
Bonnie Stickley Sandy/AKA/ Bonnie Stickley, Dry Fork, Unit A 8 Talheim Village to Charles G. Arnold and Jeanne N. Arnold, $110,000.
Dominick Larosa Trust, Dry Fork, 1.408 acres Tract to WHOO HOO LLC, $200,000.
Sharon R. Easter, Davis District, .790 acre and .834 acre Canaan Mountain to Patricia A. Myers, Rhonda R. McCutecheon and Teresa L. Whitehow, $0.