Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

February 18, 2013

Princeton Police Department — Feb. 3-11, 2013


Feb. 7

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; DRIVING WHILE HABITUAL USER OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Lt. K.T. Compton stopped a vehicle at South Wickham and Kirk Street for no inspection sticker. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer located a pill bottle full of water which is common for intravenous drug use. The male driver allegedly refused to give the officer permission to search the vehicle. An officer from the Mercer County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene for an outer search with a dog. During that search, the officers located several pieces of drug paraphernalia and a pill that did not match the prescription on the bottle it was in. Tony Underwood, 47, of Princeton, was arrested.

Feb. 8

OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER (TWO COUNTS); SIMPLE POSSESSION; PROBATION REVOCATION; CAPIAS (FAILURE TO APPEAR): While on a traffic stop at the Little General store, Ptlm. B.E. Grimm located a male subject who allegedly gave a false name. Sgt. T.A. Gray identified the male because he had previous contact with him. While speaking to Gray, the male allegedly gave a second false name. The officers later learned the male to have a probation revocation warrant against him and allegedly located a green substance believed to be marijuana on his person. The officers also located a female with a warrant for failure to appear. Kevin Blankenship, 28, of Princeton, and Monica Combs, 24, of Princeton, was arrested.

Feb. 9

SHOPLIFTING (SECOND OFFENSE): Ptlm. J.L. Faris and R.S. Gibson responded to the Dollar General store on Mercer Street in reference to a shoplifting. The store's manager advised a female had attempted to remove several items from the store without paying for them. The manager located the items on the female's person. Lisa Mullins, 35, of Princeton, was cited.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported tools were missing from his business on Bee Street.

Feb. 10

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: During a traffic stop, Ptlm. J.D. Evans asked a male subject to leave the scene. The male allegedly attempted to stay and argue with the officer. The officer noted the male subject had alcohol on his breath and allegedly continued to refuse to leave. Nicky Gilley, 25, of Princeton, was arrested.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich and D.A. Weatherly responded to Mercer Street in reference to a male subject intoxicated on the street. The officers located the subject and asked if he had a place to stay the night. The male allegedly could not respond to the officers' questions coherently. Eddie Washington, 37, of Princeton, was arrested.  

DOMESTIC BATTERY; ASSAULT (THREE COUNTS): Sgt. E.T. Pugh, Ptlm. J.D. Halsey, D.B. Morey, and B.E. Grimm responded to High Street in reference to a hysterical female. Upon arrival, the female advised that she had taken her daughter to visit her father. The female observed that the male received a handgun, later learned to be a BB gun, and told another person that he was going to shoot the female when she got off the porch. The female reported she took her daughter back to her car because she was upset and the male had followed and taken his daughter. He then allegedly shot the female in the lower back region with the BB gun. The female reported that she had tried to defend herself. The male subject allegedly confessed to shooting the female with a BB gun. The male was taken into custody and transported to the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center.

Feb. 11

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Officers responded to North Third Street in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the officers located a male subject being restrained. Allegedly, the male had come into a business attempted to fight with another male at the business. Julian Stephen, 32, of Princeton, was cited.

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