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WILLIAMSON - A Wharncliffe resident was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputy M.J. Mounts on charges of driving on a suspended/revoked license for reasons of DUI and fraudulent registration, after conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle for faulty equipment.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Deputy Mounts, he was on patrol in the Wharncille community when he observed a motor vehicle with only one headlight on the highway. After executing a traffic stop and asking for the driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, the officer discovered that Larry Callaway, 37, was operating the car on a license that had been revoked for DUI, 2 nd offense. The registration was forged and in fact, belonged to an individual named David Blankenship.

Callaway was arraigned before Mingo County Chief Magistrate and was later released from custody after meeting bond requirements.

Teressa Ann Lucas, 41, of Lenore, was arrested by MCSD Deputies M. Miller and R. Fitch after she allegedly made contact with Mark Steven Solazzo, who had an emergency protection order against her that was in effect.

The complaint filed by the officers’ states that Lucas entered the residence of the victim and destroyed a collector’s edition Dale Earnhardt commemorative lamp, violating the terms and conditions of the EPO.

Lucas was arraigned before Toler and was released after posting bond.

Eric Yates, 28, of E. 4th Ave. in Williamson was placed under arrest by Williamson Patrolman B. Gibson after failing to appear in court for a hearing on 2 separate misdemeanor charges. A capias arrest had been issued for Yates who now remains incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden.

Trellis Ray Cisco, 35, of Matewan, was taken into custody by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Tupper on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Cisco is accused of conspiring with another defendant to destroy property belonging to Latasha Baldwin in retaliation for her obtaining an emergency protective order against him. The trooper stated in the report that Cisco offered the un-named male money in exchange for putting sugar into the fuel tank of the Pontiac Sunfire owned and operated by Baldwin, which did approximately $3,000 worth of damage to the engine.

Cisco was arraigned before Special Magistrate Joey Kohari and was remanded to jail on a $5,000 bond.

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