Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 2, 2013

Two women charged with assaulting confidential police informant, two men charged with soliciting

WELCH — Two  men have been arrested for solicitation of prostitution in McDowell County while two women were arrested for assaulting a confidential informant aiding deputies in the prostitution sting.

Sgt. James Muncy with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Clarence Wayne Belcher, 65, of Welch and Kenneth Eugene Hillyer, 75, of Kimball were both arrested on solicitation of prostitution during a sting in downtown Welch earlier today.

Muncy said deputies also arrested Shevon Linda King, 35, of Kimball and Bethel Clairce Baker, 24, of Welch after the two women assaulted a confidential informant assisting officers in the sting. Muncy said the two women threatened and attacked the informant.

Belcher and Hillyer were arraigned on their charges before Magistrate Richard VanDyke who set their bond at $1,000 each.

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