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

 

Benjamin S. Nelson, Thomas, was cited for no proof of insurance by Cpl. B.T. Zirk.  The charge was dismissed with proof shown.

Joan M. Emerson, Dry Fork, was cited for no operators by Trooper C.R. Donelson.  She pled guilty and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $175.25.

Jonathan D. Hexom, Dry Fork, was cited for no insurance and no WV MVI by Cpl. D.W. Burge.  He pled no contest to both charges and was assessed fines of $204.75 and court cost of $330.50.

Kyle F. Rooke, Thomas, was cited for no proof of insurance by Cpl. B.T. Zirk.  The charge was dismissed with proof shown.

Logan P. Propst, Franklin, was cited for speeding (70-65) by TFC J.J. Schmidle.  He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $175.25.

Ryan Carnabuci, Parma, Ohio, was cited for speeding (29-25) by Trooper C.R. Donelson.  He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $175.25.

 

The following criminal complaints have been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

 

Joshua Ebaugh, Bruceton Mille, was charged with one count of Possession of Controlled Substance.  The complaint states that on Monday, Jan. 6, Deputy D.A. Sliwinski along with Chief Deputy M.J. Sigley of the Tucker County sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle complaint at 4999 Sugarlands Rd.  Upon arrival the officers found the defendant asleep in the driver seat parked in the driveway of the above mentioned address.  The owner of the residence reported not knowing this individual or car.  While on scene, Sliwinski witnessed the suspect allegedly throw a red plastic baggie containing approximately half a gram of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine onto the ground as Sigley was pat searching the suspect.  Two witnesses also reported seeing the suspect allegedly throw a blue object across the road prior to the pat search.  The object was located by Sliwinski and it was a glass pipe wrapped in paper towel and blue tape.  The pipe contained a white and brown residue also believed to be meth.  The suspect was arrested for possession of controlled substance and transported him to WVSP Parsons Detachment for booking.  He posted a $1,000 PR bond.

Kobi L. McGowen, Davis, was charged with one count DUI 1st offense (aggravated).  According to the complaint, on Thursday, Jan. 2 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Cpl. J.R. Wince responded to Canaan Valley State Park to assist Deputy Superintendent Don McFarlan with a suspected DUI driver.  On this same date at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wince assisted McFarlan with a welfare check of a Canaan Valley employee.  Upon arrival Wince met McFarlan and a female, identified as Kobi McGowan.  Her employer was concerned she was suffering a medical emergency because she was stumbling around, slurring her words and nodding off.  Wince immediately identified her behavior as being consistent with alcohol impairment.  He instructed her to call for a ride home.  At approximately 3:30 a.m. Wince was contacted by McFarlan who stated he witnessed the accused operating a motor vehicle.  He advised when she saw him she turned around and parked her vehicle at his office, located on Canaan Valley State Park property.  When Wince arrived he asked her why she didn’t get a ride home like she was instructed.  She began crying asking him not to take her to jail and that she was sorry.  He instructed her to submit to three field sobriety tests and all were failed.  She also failed a preliminary breath test.  She was transported to Parsons Police Department and was read a copy of West Virginia Implied Consent Form.  She then submitted to the Intoximeter EC/IR II, secondary breath test and the result was .233 BAC.  A cash bond of $375 was not posted and a PR bond of $375 was posted.