Last updated: July 18. 2013 2:22PM - 264 Views
Debbie Rolen
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The criminal complaint filed in Logan County Magistrate Court was written by a West Virginia State Police officer after the suspect he arrested stopped in his driveway.

Jonathan Christopher Gullett, 25, of Barboursville, left his car running after he pulled into the officer’s driveway and got out to knock on the door. Before the officer could answer, Gullett, pulled out of the driveway and left.

The officer got into his patrol car and located the suspect parked alongside the road. The officer approached Gullett and asked him why he was at his residence.

Gullett told the officer he was being followed by another trooper and thought if he pulled into his driveway, the other trooper wouldn’t stop his vehicle.

The officer ran a query on the vehicle and found the suspect’s driver’s license was suspended because of unpaid citations effective June 7, 2007, and the suspect had a prior conviction of driving suspended on March 7, 2013.

A query of the registration plate found it belonged to another person and vehicle. When asked how he got the tags, he told the officer they belonged to his sister. The suspect had no insurance on the vehicle and had a prior conviction for driving without insurance on March 5, 2013.

The suspect handed the officer the title for the vehicle and none of the required information on the transfer of title section had been filled out, including the odometer information. Only a signature of the previous owner existed.

Gullett was arrested and charged with driving suspended non-DUI second offense, no insurance second offense, improper registration, failure to obtain WV registration, failure to disclose odometer information, fraudulent application, unattended motor vehicle and petit larceny.

An outstanding warrant for Gullett was also executed, charging him with failure to appear for a criminal proceeding regarding two counts of worthless checks to Buffalo Foodland.

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