A Kanawha County man who was indicted by a Boone County grand jury two months ago is in trouble again with the law. Timothy A. Loudermilk was arrested Tuesday night, June 11, 2013, in Kanawha County for attempting to operate a meth lab, according to police. Police said they had received a complaint regarding a possible meth lab inside Loudermilks home. After law enforcement arrived at Loudermilks residence on Orchard Street in Charleston, they were given consent to search the home and found meth-making materials and items, including crushed Sudafed, liquid heat and iodine. Loudermilk was taken into custody without incident and was arraigned before a Kanawha County magistrate. His bond was set at $25,000. Loudermilk was indicted by a Boone County grand jury on two counts of cruelty to animals and two counts of attempted cruelty to animals in connection with a puppy being thrown from a truck window in Boone County. Two Boone County Sheriff's deputies saw someone throw a puppy from a truck on October 14, 2012, around 3:00 p.m. as the deputies were traveling north on Route 94 near Lens Creek Mountain. Deputies stopped to treat the puppy's wounds as it bled from its nose and mouth. They then drove the animal to Animal Emergency Clinic in South Charleston. Loudermilk was later charged and indicted by a Boone County grand jury. He appeared in Boone County Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, to face those charges.
Loudermilk pleaded not guilty to the cruelty to animals charges. Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson set Loudermilks bond at $20,000, as well as ordering him that he was not allowed to be in a home with animals or pets or to even be around any animals or pets as part of his parole conditions. Thompson also set a preliminary hearing date of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.