Weekend arrests keep officers busy

By Kyle Lovern

September 24, 2013

Rachel Baldwin


WILLIAMSON - Numerous arrest reports were filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court over the weekend, with officers from various departments being involved in the cases.
Jonathan Wesley Smith, 31, of Delbarton, was taken into custody by Delbarton Police Chief D. Nunley and Mingo County Sheriff’s (MCSD) Deputy L. Thomas on charges of domestic assault that stemmed from the defendant entering the home of his estranged wife, Bobbi Smith, where he is said to have destroyed multiple pictures and mirrors.
Smith was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and was released from custody on a $1,000 personal recognizance (PR) bond.
Barbara Spurlock, of Breeden, was arrested by MCSD Lt. R.L. Hatfield and Sgt. R.G. Messer on charges of conspiracy. According to the criminal complaint, the defendant did conspire with Regina and Paul Varney to give false information to Hatfield, concerning an altercation with Anita Williams Maynard. The defendant attempted to keep information from the officer concerning the fight between the victim and the Varney’s, due to an open Child Protective Services (CPS) case pending against the Varneys’.
Spurlock was arraigned by Magistrate Sidebottom and was released on a $1,000 PR bond.
Lillie Mae Hager, 20, of Ragland, was placed under arrest by West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Trooper D.M. Williamson on charges of brandishing and domestic assault.
The trooper stated in the complaint that he was dispatched to Ragland on a domestic in progress. Upon arrival, he spoke with Derek Sheppard, who was the victim, and was told that Hager had grabbed a knife and had threatened to kill him, placing him in fear for his life.
Hager was arranged before Magistrate Sidebottom and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $2,000 bond.
Clifford Edward Curry, 27, of Varney, was taken into custody by MCSD Deputies M.A. Lendearo II, R. Fitch and E. Sherrill, along with WVSP Trooper D.M. Williamson on charges of domestic assault, brandishing a deadly weapon and violation of an emergency protection order (EPO).
On Sept. 20, the defendant is said to have begun arguing with his wife over their child. The verbal disagreements turned physical and Curry allegedly started shoving his wife and threatened to kill her. He then reportedly grabbed a gun and pointed it at the victim but she was able to wrestle the gun away from him and hid it from sight. While investigating the case, the officers were informed an active EPO was on file against Curry.
Curry was also arraigned before Sidebottom and was released from custody on a $3,000 bond.