Michael Todd Nesslerodt, Thomas, was charged with First Degree Armed Robbery and domestic assault. The criminal complaint states that on Thursday, January 28th 2016, Corporal J.E. Kopec received a call from the victim; Robin Lynn Darlington, about her boyfriend the accused; Michael T. Nesslerodt, allegedly threatening her with a pistol at his residence in Thomas. Corporal Kopec responded to her location in Parsons. Kopec obtained a three page hand written and signed statement from Darlington which summarized that Nesslerodt was allegedly consuming alcohol at his residence while she was cooking a pizza and they began to argue over his drinking. Darlington stated Nesslerodt then allegedly broke out the oven window with a beer bottle. Darlington stated she decided to go to sleep and retired to her bedroom after this incident. Darlington explained that the both of them were opening a restaurant in Davis and she had just gotten a $14,800 check from a financial institution.
Darlington stated that while lying in bed Nesslerodt allegedly came into the bedroom with a black in color Ruger pistol and stuck it in her face and demanded her to give him the check. Darlington states she remembers looking at the hole in the barrel of the gun and was very much so in fear for her life. Darlington stated that Nesslerodt allegedly told her that if she didn’t give him the check that he was going to “blow out her brains and then go and blow his ex- wife’s brains out too”. Darlington stated that Nesslerodt held the pistol at his side while she walked to her vehicle with him following her and retrieved the check from her vehicle and handed it to him. Darlington stated that he turned around and walked off and she drove to Parsons where she knew she was safe and called the Police.
Kopec knocked on Nesslerodt’s front door and was greeted by him. Kopec informed him why he was at his residence and. Nesslerodt allegedly denied the claim Darlington imposed upon him. Corporal Kopec asked Nesslerodt where his Ruger pistol was at and where the check was at. He stated they were both upstairs in his bedroom. Kopec retrieved these items after photographing them while Darlington packed her belongings up in her bedroom. The kitchen stove window was broken and the Ruger pistol was black and gray in color. The pistol was next to his bed on his nightstand with a loaded magazine next to it and one loose hollow point bullet next to it. The check was on the ground next to his bed underneath the pistol. Nesslerodt was emitting the odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was arrested for 1st Degree Armed Robbery and domestic assault. He was transported to the Parsons State Police Detachment for processing and then to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail for housing.