The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate office:
April Lynn Watson, of Elkins, has been charged with Attempted Burglary. According to the complaint on Sunday, June 12 at approximately 2:27 a.m. Trooper C.A. Hawkins was dispatched via West Virginia State Police Elkins Communication to a Breaking and Entering in progress at 363 Pennington Trailer Court. He was advised that the caller, Robert Poe, stated that his ex-girlfriend and two others were attempting to break his door down.
On this same date, white en-route to the above mentioned address, Hawkins was informed by Tucker County 911 that the suspects had left the scene. At approximately 2:56 a.m. Hawkins arrived on scene and made contact with Poe. He stated that around 2:30 a.m. April Watson and two unknown males were pounding on his door and screaming. He also stated that one of the male subjects vandalized his BMW and Watson used a caulking tool to bust his bedroom window out and attempted to enter the house. He stated that Watson and the males left the scene before police arrived on scene.
On the same date at approximately 3:32 a.m. Hawkins made contact with a neighbor who stated that he saw the incident take place and recorded it on his cell phone.
Dakota Alan Collett, of Bayard, was charged with one count of Assault. The complaint states that on Thursday, July 11 Tucker County 911 paged out for any available law enforcement to respond to the area of the baseball field (River City Park) in the Pulp Mill Bottom for a fight in progress. Tucker County 911 could not provide a description of the individuals involved as the call came from a third party.
Trooper Cornelius was the first officer on scene, locating a male subject that was bleeding from the face approximately 200 yards from the basketball court. He had secured a black folding knife from the individual prior to other officers arriving. Shortly thereafter, Patrolman N.C. Gidley and Trooper Hawkins arrived on scene. Upon speaking with the individual, identified as Dakota Collett, he stated that he was attacked by two males at the basketball court.
A passerby stated that Collett had been down at the park harassing the children that were playing by not letting them get off of the playground equipment.
Gidley and Hawkins the proceeded down to the park to speak with others about the altercation where they met a juvenile male who stated that Collett was at the basketball court with the kids and when a kid went to get the ball, Collett threatened him with a knife.
Another juvenile male stated that when he went to grab a ball to play, Collett allegedly told him “you better back away or I will stab you,” while having his hand in his pocket getting ready to grab a knife.
Gidley was then approached by a witness who stated that when he was told that Collett had a knife and was messing with the kids, he had told him to leave.
Gidley then spoke with another witness, who stated the Collett was told to leave once the kids told him that he had a knife. He states that he was told that Collett returned, he went down there and told Collett that he needed to leave. When told he needed to leave, Collett squared up on him and threw a punch and that was when he defended himself.
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:
Dennis Michael Hancock, Dry Fork, Unit Lot 8 Section A Blackbear to Joan Marie Dall’acqua, $0.
Warren D. Judy and Sarah R. Judy, Black Fork, 0.16 acres Blackman Flats to S and W property Holdings LLC, $0.
Ann Baldwin, Thomas, Lot 655 to Ann Baldwin, $0.
BAMM Properties LLC, Hendricks, Lot N0. 16, 17 and 18 to James E. Simmons and Tessa B. Reynolds, $250,000.
Land of Canaan Home Owners Association Inc., Dry Fork, Unit E6 Week 31 to Dorothea M. Arbough, $750.
Gail Marie Gil and William J. Gil, Thomas, Lot 62 to Gail Marie Gil, $0.
Harry Sweeney and Joyce Sweeney, Dry Fork, Lot 11 Blackwater Annex Section 2 Timberline to Justin Sand and Anna Sand, $400,000.