Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 30, 2014

Authorities say intoxicated N.C. man facing multiple charges after stealing ambulance in McDowell County

WELCH — Police say a North Carolina man is facing multiple charges after stealing an ambulance from McDowell County.

The incident began at 5:15 a.m. Sunday after the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an assault in the Northfork area, according to Sheriff Martin B. West.

West said Deputy K. Wright with the sheriff’s office responded to the call. Upon investigating the first complaint, West said Wright learned that Steven Allen Goins, 33, of East Bend N.C., had tried to steal a dirt bike, but was spotted by the owner of the dirt bike.

West said Goins then dropped the dirt bike after being found by the owner and fled the scene. West said Goins then traveled to downtown Northfork and stole a ambulance belonging to Widners Ambulance Service in Northfork. West said the investigating deputy was able to locate Goins and the ambulance in the Keystone area of McDowell County.

West said Wright while speaking to Goins found that he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. West said the deputy concluded his investigation and arrested Goins. Goins is charged with grand larceny, attempt to commit a felony, DUI and a misdemeanor destruction of property.

Police believe the man drove the ambulance intoxicated from Northfork to the neighboring town of Keystone, said Sgt. James E. Muncy Jr., also with the sheriff’s office.

The man was arraigned before Magistrate Daniel Mitchell and bond was set at $20,000. He remains incarcerated at the Southwestern Regional Jail in lieu of bond.


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