LOGAN – A duo faces multiple charges after a traffic stop by Chapmanville Police Officer N. D. Tucker. Information from the criminal complaint in the Magistrate Court of Logan County tells the story in the paragraphs below.
Justin Scott Nagle, 23, of Baisden, and Kayla Ann Wiley, 21, of Pecks Mill, were stopped by Officer Tucker as they were driving down US 119 North, on Chapmanville Hill. The reason for stopping the vehicle was illegal window tint.
As Tucker spoke with Mr. Nagle, the driver, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After a search of Mr. Nagle yielded less than 15 grams of marijuana in his front pocket, he was asked to step to the front of the vehicle and wait for further instructions.
Tucker asked Ms. Wiley if she had any illegal narcotics, to which she replied she had nothing on her. He asked her to remove her bra without taking off her shirt. As she did, Tucker could tell she was holding something to keep it from falling out of her bra and asked for whatever she was holding. She handed him a baggie containing three marijuana joints.
Tucker could tell she was holding something more and when he asked her for it, she bolted. Wiley ran through the mud and into the woods, throwing a pill bottle as she ran.
Officer Tucker was able to catch the fleeing Wiley and placed her in handcuffs. Tucker was also able to locate the pill bottle. The contents were later identified as 14 Roxy 30 mg. tablets and one Lortab.
As Officer Tucker was attempting to walk Ms. Wiley back to the cruiser, Mr. Nagle then sprang into action, becoming aggressive and trying to punch the officer. During the physical altercation, Nagle knocked the pill bottle out of the officer’s hand. Wiley grabbed the pill bottle and took off running across the four-lane highway, tossing the pills into the roadway and between the guardrail. Nagle saw this as his chance, so he took off running toward the four-lane highway.
Officer Tucker tased Mr. Nagle to get control of him and re-capture Ms. Wiley. When back-up arrived, Tucker was able to hand cuff Mr. Nagle. While the officer was putting Mr. Nagle into the cruiser, he once again attempted to flee, but the handcuffs kept him from getting away.
Nagle now faces charges of battery, illegal window tint, driving while under the influence of drugs, fleeing no vehicle, obstruction – persons in custody of institution/officer. Nagle was lodged in the Southwestern Regional Jail. Bond was set at $30,000.
Ms. Wiley is charged with DWID, controlled substance, fleeing – no vehicle, obstruction – persons in custody of institution/officer. Wiley was also taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail but has been released under a $25,000 bond.