Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

August 6, 2012

Mercer County Shreiff's Department — July 26-30, 2012

MERCER SHERIFF

July 26

• BURGLARY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Tommy Lester, 40, of Greenville, was arrested on warrants from Monroe County.

• BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject advised Dep. W.C. Wilborn that a knife sheath was moved inside his home twice and a rifle was missing from the home.

July 27

• DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. A.M. Ballard, G.C. Paitsel, and W.C. Wilborn responded to Bicknell Flats Road in the Lashmeet/Rock area in response to a domestic dispute. A male subject advised that his brother had shoved their mother, and then shoved and hit the male in the face. The officers made contact with the mother of both subjects but noted that she was un-cooperative. When the officers advised the woman to bring the other son from the home, the male to whom they had already spoken allegedly became belligerent.  The other male came outside and advised that his brother had struck him first and the argument had escalated from there. Walter Martin, 24, and Billy Martin, 22, of Rock, were arrested.

• WORTHLESS CHECK: Tiea Lozaw, 29, of Princeton was arrested on warrants for two checks she had attempted to pass in April.

• WORTHLESS CHECK: Donald Lyons, 46, of Princeton, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for allegedly passing worthless checks at Veterinary Associates.  

July 28

• BATTERY ON HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: Cpl. S.A. Sommers responded to Green Valley Mobile Home Park to assist EMS personnel with an intoxicated male subject. The officer located the male subject in question and observed that the male appeared to be “extremely intoxicated” but was requesting treatment for a wound on his arm. The officer assisted in loading the male into a transport but followed in case he became violent. After arriving at Princeton Community Hospital, the male allegedly threw a pen at a female nurse. Once the subject was arrested, he allegedly began to kick on the cell door saying that he wanted to die and had reopened his wound. The male was transported to Princeton Community Hospital again for treatment and a psychological assessment. Joseph Mathena, 25, was arrested.

July 29

• BURGLARY; BATTERY/ WANTON ENDANGERMENT: Dep. C.K. Lester and G.C. Paitsel responded to Village Apartments in Princeton, where a female and two of her male friends reported a burglary. Allegedly, two black males had entered the apartment and told the males to provide all of the stuff in the apartment. The males replied that they didn't have anything, which agitated the suspects into striking one of the males in the head with a handgun. The males ended up in an altercation and one of the handguns had gone off but not hit anything. The group informed the officers that they had successful disarmed one of the suspects prior to them leaving the apartment. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

July 30

• PETIT LARCENY; TRESPASSING: A male subject reported that he had seen another male stealing pipe from a residence on Mt. Olive Road in Lashmeet. The accused male reported that he did not see that the pipe belonged to anyone. The male reported that the area was clearly marked with no trespassing signs. Cecil Brown, 46, of Rock was arrested.

July 31

• SEXUAL ASSAULT (THIRD DEGREE): Dep. W.C. Wilborn and G.C. Paitsel responded to Denver Street in Brushfork, where parents of a juvenile that had been sexually assaulted. The parents reported that the juvenile and a friend had snuck out of her parents’ home and that she had sexual intercourse with a male subject believed to be 21 years of age. The juvenile and her friend confirmed the parents account of the incident. The officer located the male subject, who gave a recorded statement on the incident and advised that he believed the juvenile to be 18 but did not ask.

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