Bond Modification Granted

PARSONS – A Parsons man, charged with seven counts of abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult, three counts of domestic battery and one count of interfering with emergency communications, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and received a modification of bond Wednesday.

Daniel Bruce Long, 56, of 24 Knotty Pine Drive, had his bond form changed from $18,500 cash only to $18,500 personal recognizance to allow electronic and GPS monitoring.

As a stipulation of the bond, Long is to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Long asked if the court understood he was the only one who takes care of the alleged victim.

“How long is that going to be?” Long asked.

“Until there is another modification of bond,” Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney Ray LaMora III said.

“It could potentially be many months,” Long’s attorney Jeremy Cooper said.

“Adult Protective Services is stepping up,” LaMora said. “They are contracted through the DHHR.”

The criminal complaint alleges that Long physically abused the alleged victim who is a double amputee and has paralysis on her left side. According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 30, 2012 the defendant allegedly hit the victim and slapped her with the palm of his hand across the eye, and on Aug. 31, 2012 he allegedly attempted to strangle her for waking him to help her. On Nov. 3, 2012 he allegedly slapped her and was cursing her stating he would blow the place up because he could get dynamite. On Dec. 17, 2012 the defendant allegedly came home drunk and slapped her in the face and tried to choke her. Then on June 15, the accused allegedly choked the victim and put a pillow over her face. The complaint states that on June 20 he struck her in the face causing a bruise on her left eye. On June 24, the defendant allegedly got upset because the victim woke him up to change her because she was wet. The complaint states he then threw water in her face and put the glass over her eye and twisted it into her face causing bruises on her face.

Other magistrate court news includes:

Mark Allen Poling, 29, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on an alleged charge of sexual abuse in the third degree. Poling, who was out on parole, violated the conditions of his parole, and is currently housed in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

Jeanie Daniele Long, 28, of 24 Knotty Pine Drive, Parsons, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on an alleged charge of two counts of abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult, both felonies. Long’s bond was modified to include community corrections and mandatory drug screens.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 15, 2012 the defendant allegedly hit the alleged victim because she would not give Jeanie Long her medication. Then on Nov. 14, 2012 the defendant allegedly put a pillow over the alleged victim’s face to the point that she was gasping for air, just because the victim asked to be cleaned up. The alleged victim is a double amputee and is paralyzed on left side.

 

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