Last updated: July 17. 2013 1:44PM - 916 Views
ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer

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WILLIAMSON - Several criminal complaints were filed over the past few days in Mingo County Magistrate Court that include arrest reports for individuals who were charged with assault and battery.

Ricky Johnson, age unknown, of Baisden, was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s (MCSD) Deputy N.A. Glanden on a single count of domestic battery.

According to the criminal complaint, the officer was dispatched to the home of the defendant after his brother-in-law, David Mounts, alleged that while visiting the residence, his sister had become angry at him and requested that he leave. In the process of doing so, he claimed that Johnson followed him outside into the yard and proceeded to strike him in the back of the head with an unknown object. Upon arrival, the officer took a statement from an eye witness who confirmed the victim’s story.

Johnson was arraigned before Mingo County Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler and was released from custody after meeting the requirements and stipulations of his $1,000 bond.

Savannah E. Hall, 28, of Delbarton, was placed under arrest by Delbarton Patrolman G.D. Ford on charges of domestic assault, 2 counts of domestic battery, fleeing from an officer and obstructing an officer.

Patrolman Ford had responded to a domestic disturbance call on Emory lane in Delbarton when he observed the defendant walking from the victim’s (Rebecca Paquette, her sister) home, enroute to another nearby residence. Hall was instructed to stay at that location until he interviewed the victim.

The victim explained that the defendant had engaged her in a verbal altercation and had threatened the beat her, which placed her in fear of receiving bodily harm. The victim had video surveillance cameras located at her home, and proceeded to show the footage of the incident to the officer. According to Ford, you could clearly see evidence of the defendant cursing and attacking the victim. Upon speaking with Darlene Hall, the mother of the two siblings who is also identified as a victim, the officer was informed that the defendant had struck her mother multiple times while she was attempting to report the crime to a Mingo County 911 Dispatcher.

When Patrolman Ford arrived back at the neighboring residence where he had instructed Hall to stay, he was unable to locate her but was given her direction of travel by the home owner. The officer found Hall hiding in thick brush behind the homes. When he instructed her to stand and walk toward him, Hall refused two different commands before eventually complying.

Hall was arraigned before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $3,500 bail.

Mary Ann Kennedy, 54, of Applewood Drive in Delbarton, was arrested by MCSD Deputy Roger Fitch on a single count of domestic battery after her husband, Leslie Keith Kennedy, filed a complaint in which he alleged that his wife struck him in the face, causing redness and bruising.

Kennedy was released from custody on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond following her arraignment before Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler.

Dan Lambert, age unknown, of Winco Block, was placed under arrest by Deputies Fitch and Glanden on charges of domestic battery and domestic assault.

The defendant is accused of threatening his mother-in-law, Stephanie Diamond, with bodily injury and is said to have struck her about the head and on various parts of her body with his fists, which caused injuries serious enough for her to require medical attention.

Lambert was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Toler and was issued a bond in the amount of $1,500.

Also arrested during the same incident was Keela Lambert, also of Winco Block, who is the wife of Dan. Keel allegedly also threatened to harm the victim, which is her mother, and reportedly assisted her husband with inflicting bodily harm to the victim. She is accused of striking her mother in the head and body with a closed fist, and scratching her arms in several different locations.

Lambert was charged with domestic battery and domestic assault and was also issued a bond of $1,500, and was further ordered to not be within 500 feet of her mother, or to make contact by phone or any other means.

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