Last updated: July 18. 2013 1:48PM - 314 Views
Rachel Dove-Baldwin
Heartland News Service

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WILLIAMSON — Numerous individuals have been taken into custody by law enforcement agencies throughout the county on a variety of charges that include simple possession, grand larceny and domestic battery and assault.

Mark Anthony Hall, 37, of Omar, was arrested by MCSD Sgt. Joe Smith and Deputy Kevin Ball on charges of conspiracy and grand larceny after he allegedly conspired with Luke Browning to steal a 5’ x 12’ utility trailer from Canada’s Cash Store in Delbarton. The defendant and Browning are accused of transporting the stolen trailer to the Sara Ann community in Logan County where they are said to have concealed it in a wooded area. The trailer had a value of $1,500. The arraignment process was completed by Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome.

Connie Sue Mahon, 50, of Delbarton, was taken into custody by MCSD Deputy R. Fitch after she allegedly struck Tracey Allen Moore in the face with a closed fist. The defendant also is alleged to have threatened harm Harold Mahon with an axe. Mahon was asked to leave the premises several times by the home owners but refused to do so. She was charged with one count each of trespassing, domestic battery and domestic assault. She was taken to jail after being arraigned by Magistrate Dee Sidebottom.

Cynthia Jones, 28, of Mohawk, was arrested by Gilbert Police Department Asst. Chief N.A. Glanden on charges of permitting DUI, simple possession and unlawful receipt of a drug following a traffic stop that also yielded the arrest of the person driving the vehicle in which she was a passenger, Ralph Justice III, 30, of Lynco, for reasons of left of center, DUI, 3rd offense; 2nd offense of driving on a revoked license for reasons of DUI, no proof of insurance and failure to wear seatbelt.

According to information contained within the criminal complaints, the officer observed a Chevrolet Blazer crossing the center line of the highway on several occasions within Gilbert city limits. Upon conducting the traffic stop, Glanden stated that he observed Justice behind the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt. He was informed by the defendant that he did not have a valid driver’s license due to losing his privileges after being arrested for two DUI offenses. The officer noticed the male was slurring his words during their conversation and proceeded to administer three field sobriety tests, which Justice was unable to complete.

After placing the defendant under arrest, Glanden turned his attention to Jones. Upon performing a DMV records check of the vehicle he discovered it was registered to Mildred Bevill, who is her mother. The female was in possession, care and control of the vehicle and allowed Justice to operate it while intoxicated. Upon searching her purse, the officer found a Pringle’s Potato Chip canister that contained a pipe with residue of a green leafy substance inside identified as marijuana.

Both defendants were transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden after appearing for arraignment before Magistrate Newsome.

Dustin Keith McCoy, 29, of Delbarton, was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s Deputy E. Williams on charges of obstructing and disturbing the peace.

The defendant is said to have obstructed the officer after being instructed to return to his residence after a complaint was called in to Mingo County 911 reporting his disruptive behavior while at the residence of Melinda Starr. McCoy left but later returned and was placed under arrest after the 2nd complaint was received. McCoy was arraigned by Magistrate Newsome.

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