Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

January 14, 2013

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — Jan. 3-8


Jan. 3

TRUANCY: Nathaniel Showalter, 18, of Princeton, turned himself in on a warrant.

WORTHLESS CHECK, THREE COUNTS: Amanda Copley, 42, of Princeton, was arrested on warrants.

BURGLARY, PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his residence on Old Princeton Road. The male also reported several items were missing from the home.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: James Martin, 34, of Bluefield, turned himself in on a warrant.

Jan. 4

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AN OUTBUILDING; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported someone had broken into the former Ponderosa Steakhouse. Dep. E.P. Parks learned that copper piping was missing from the building.

PETIT LARCENY: Dep. E.P. Parks learned copper piping was missing from a business on John Nash Boulevard.

VIOLATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER OF PROTECTION: Tony Underwood, 47, of Princeton, was arrested on a warrant.

SHOPLIFTING: Walmart loss prevention officers reported to Dep. K.M. Saddler that a male subject entered the store and took merchandise from the shelf to customer service to return it. Timothy Goins, 44, of Wytheville, Va., was cited.

Jan. 5

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; NO INSURANCE: Dep. A.M. Ballard and C.K. Lester responded to the intersection of Courthouse Road and U.S. 460 near Princeton in reference to an automobile accident. Ballard spoke with the driver of the second vehicle who allegedly advised that he had rear ended the other vehicle. The officer observed the odor of alcohol coming from the man's breath. The male also allegedly advised that he was returning home from Cowboy Up. He allegedly stated that he had been drinking and knew he was wrong to drive. The male refused treatment from the Princeton Rescue Squad and was transported to the Sheriff's Department. The male was allegedly unable to provide proof his vehicle was insured. The male failed three field sobriety tests. The officer noted the male was "overly cooperative" during the investigation of the incident. The male registered a 0.154 blood alcohol content. Andrew Sparks, 30, of Narrows, Va., was arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female subject reported to Dep. A.M. Ballard that her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children had pushed and headbutted her. The officer observed the female had a large knot on her head. The female further advised she had scratches on her chest from the male shoving her into trophies and that the male allegedly had taken her key and cell phone. The female was uncertain if she wanted to press charges but informed she wanted to get an order of protection.

BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported that her home had been broken into and items were missing on Moses Avenue in Bluefield.

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