Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 1, 2014

Mother, son arrested on sex offender charges

PRINCETON — A routine sex offender compliance check Monday evening led to the arrest of a Mercer County mother and son.

Rodney Bruce “Boo” Wimbish Jr., 41, of Princeton, was arrested for second offense failure to register as a sex offender, said Cpl. J.C. Long, with the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment. Wimbish’s mother, Fondaleen “Fonda” Bullock, 61, was also arrested for aiding, abetting and harboring a sex offender.

Long said the arrest was made after conflicting statements were given about the specific residence Wimbish was living in on Haw Pond Farm Road.

“Bullock was covering for him, saying he was living with her the whole time since he moved back from Florida earlier this year, when actually he was living in the house behind hers,” Long said.

The charge of aiding and abetting a sex offender is a felony arrest.

The compliance check and subsequent arrests were made by Trooper W.H. File.

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