Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 29, 2013

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — April 18-April 24, 2013

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— April 18, 2013

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A male subject at Mercer County Opportunity Industries reported that a former employee had called hundreds of times. Allegedly, during the calls, the male subject could only hear the former employee breathing and cursing.

ASSAULT (TWO COUNTS): Employees of Mountain State Investigation and Security reported that a male subject had called and said he was on his way to the business, located in Athens, with his gun. Allegedly, the male subject's wife also advised she was going to show up at the business. Warrants are pending.

PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported to Dep. E.P. Parks that her phone was stolen while she managed a family yard sale. The officers were able to track the phone's location using the Find My iPhone app. Officers followed the signal until the phone was turned off in the area of Vine Street in Princeton. Later, the female subject reported that her phone had been returned to her but that it was destroyed. Warrants are pending.

April 19

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A female subject with Lil Camper Day Care on the Athens Road reported that someone had broken into an outbuilding near the day care center. Dep. J.D. Ellison believed the only items to be missing where a tire and a rim.

April 20

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: During a patrol on US 19 leaving Princeton, Dep. K.M. Saddler observed a vehicle pull out in front of his police cruiser. The officer noted that he had to use "accident avoidance techniques." The officer along with Dep. M.S. Horn initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. Upon approach of the vehicle , the officers observed the female driver to allegedly have an odor of alcohol, that her eyes were glassy, and her speech slurred. The officers allegedly observed the female to be unsteady on her feet while awaiting field sobriety testing. The driver allegedly failed four field sobriety tests and registered a 0.113 BAC. Later, the officers learned the female driver had her license revoked for DUI. Mary Woods, 37, of Princeton, was arrested.

April 21

DOMESTIC BATTERY; DOMESTIC ASSAULT; BRANDISHING: A female subject requested to make a complaint about her husband to Dep. C.K. Lester. Allegedly, her husband and previously threatened to take her daughter and leave the country with her. After the male subject fell asleep on the couch, the female attempted to take the daughter into her bed. Allegedly, the husband awakened, discovering the female with her daughter. Allegedly, the husband began striking the female and returned to the bedroom to get his gun. Allegedly, the female saw the man carrying the gun before leaving the home.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject on Mapledale Lane near Princeton reported that one of his vehicle's tires had been cut.

April 22

BURGLARY (NIGHTTIME); PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that several items were missing from his residence on Postal Place. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.

April 23

BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported several items had been stolen from her residence on Youngs Row near Princeton while she spent the winter in Florida.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported that a male subject had put a dent into her car. Warrants pending.

April 24

BURGLARY; CONSPIRACY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; OBSTRUCTION: Dep. A.M. Ballard responded in reference to burglary that had just occurred. While in route, the officer located a vehicle matching the description of one that had left the scene of the burglary. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle but let the driver and two passengers go after they claimed not have been to the scene of the burglary. Dep. Ballard along with Dep.W.C. Wilborn and Dep. C.K. Lester then responded to Boxcar Place in reference to the burglary. Two subjects reported that the driver of the vehicle the officer had stopped previous had kicked the door of their mobile home in and broken a window of their vehicle. The officers then located the vehicle again at Breeze Hill Mobile Home Park. Allegedly, the male subject refused to step off the porch to speak to the officer. The officers then removed and arrested him. The two passengers, one male and one female, were also arrested. Jackie Justice, 19, of Princeton, Antonio McLane, 28, of Bramwell, and Contessa Graham, 18, of Princeton, were arrested. Allegedly, while in route, Justice made threats against the male subject whose residence he had damaged and told the female not to speak to the police.

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