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The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:

 

Adam W. Roy, Keyser, was cited for no seatbelt by TFC J.J. Schmidle.  He pled guilty and was assessed fines of $25.

Jeffrey W. Anderson, Joppa, was cited for speeding (75-65) by Cpl. D.W. Burge.  He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Adam D. Roth, Huttonsville, was cited for expired registration by D.A. Sliwinski.  He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Stephen A. Maxwell, Huntington, was cited for no MVI by Cpl. D.W. Burge.  He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Christina M. Pennington, Parsons, was cited for expired MVI and failure to produce operators by Sgt. G. DeWees.  Both charges were dismissed with proof shown.

The following criminal complaint has been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

 

David B. Stover, Davis, was charged with one felony count Wanton Endangerment. According to the complaint on June 7 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Deputy D.A. Sliwinski of the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) was dispatched to the parking area of Camp 70 Road in Davis.  Upon arrival he obtained a hand written and signed statement from the victim, later identified as Brian Perkins.  Perkins stated he had been detained with rope at gun point by the suspects, later identified as David Stover and Arthur Ashton.  Perkins stated while walking out of a trail leading to a parking area on Camp 70 Rd, Stover approached him allegedly pointing a pistol at him and telling him to get down on the ground.  While this was happening Perkins also stated Stover allegedly kicked and punched him multiple times.  Stover then directed Ashton to tie his feet and wrists with a rope, which Ashton obtained from his Jeep.  While speaking with Perkins, the officer observed a piece of rope tied around his ankle, marks on his wrists consistent with being tied and a wound on the right side of his face below the ear with visible blood.  Photographic evidence was obtained.  Trooper C.R. Donelson of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and Sgt. C.A. Teter of the TCSO stated to Sliwinski that upon their arrival they observed Perkins “hog tied” on the ground near Ashton’s Jeep and they had to cut him loose prior to Sliwinski’s arrival.  They also allegedly observed a pistol lying on the driver seat in Ashton’s Jeep.  Cpl. D.W. Burge of the WVSP obtained a hand written and signed statement from a witness corroborating the events.  The witness allegedly stated Stover had come to the parking lot where he was parked and asked if he had seen a person matching Perkins description, saying Perkins had stolen from him.  At this time Stover was placed under arrest by Sliwinski and transported to the Parsons Detachment of the WVSP for processing.  While at the detachment Sliwinski read and explained D.P.S. Form 79 (Miranda rights) to Stover to which he stated he understood and signed.  While speaking to Stover he allegedly stated he used his pistol to make Perkins get on the ground, and asked Ashton to tie him up.  He also stated he told Perkins that if he moved this would go a different route. He was transported to Tygart Valley Regional Jail to await arraignment.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19 at 11 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.

The following cases have been bound over to the Tucker County Circuit Court: 

State of West Virginia verses Joshua Michael Swisher, Grafton, received judgment of Probable Cause Found for one felony count Grand Larceny, two counts Conspiracy and one count Altering or Changing a Manufacturer’s number.

State of West Virginia verses Mario A. Orellana, received judgment of Probable Cause Found for two counts Conspiracy.