Delbarton resident arrested on multiple charges

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmdia.com

January 8, 2014

Rachel Baldwin


DELBARTON - A destruction of property complaint led to the arrest of a Delbarton man by the West Virginia State Police on a number of charges, including possession of a controlled substance.

According to the criminal complaint filed by state police Troopers D.L. Contos and D.M. Williamson in Mingo County Magistrate Court, they were sent Sunday to the home of 70-year-old Samuel Workman Jr. after his wife called 911 and asked for help.

While en route, the troopers were told by 911 dispatchers that an active emergency protection order obtained by his wife was in force against Workman, according to the complaint.

Upon arrival, the troopers said they discovered that the couple had been living together at the residence for an undisclosed period of time. Workman was arrested and, according to the arrest report, a search of him and his property that was conducted for the safety of the troopers turned up four tablets identified as Hydrocodone (Lortab 10 mg) in Workman’s pocket, which is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance.

Workman was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, violation of a domestic violence order and prohibited drug purchases or receipt, according to the troopers.

Workman was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and was remanded to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden, court records show. He later was released on $5,000 bond, according to those records.