WILLIAMSON — Criminal complaints from officers with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) have been filed on defendants arrested for a variety of charges.
Roy Lee Morris, 33, of Naugatuck, was arrested by WVSP Trooper J.D. Matheny on a felony charge of grand larceny. According to the arrest report, Morris did take approximately 130 ft. of copper wire from a mine owned by Consol Energy that is located off of U.S. 119, near U.S. Rt. 52 at Maher. Upon questioning, the defendant is said to have confessed to the theft. A representative of Consol Energy advised Trooper Matheny that the wire was worth an estimated $41 per ft., therefore carrying a replacement cost of approximately $5,330.
Adam Tomblin, 39, of Dingess, was taken into custody by WVSP Trooper D.M. Williamson after being charged with simple possession, driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, no proof of registration and prohibited drug purchase.
The complaint reads that while patrolling the Dingess area, the trooper observed a Ford F-150 traveling south on County Rt. 16. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the officer identified Adam Tomblin as the driver of the Ford F-150. While speaking with the defendant, a DMV license check was performed which resulted in verification that his license had been suspended for unpaid citations and he also had no valid insurance or registration.
Tomblin agreed to a search of his vehicle and his person and the trooper found him to be in possession of 17 Hydrocodone 10 mg tablets, 2 Hydrochloride 300 mg capsules and 1 gram of marijuana hidden in his groin area that was located inside an unmarked prescription pill bottle.
Ance Marcum, age unknown, of Kermit, was arrested by MCSD Deputy M.J. Miller and was charged with destruction of property and conspiracy.
Deputy Miller states in the arrest report that Marcum conspired with his brother, Kenneth Allen Marcum to damage a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 belonging to Randy Gilman, with an estimated repair cost of over $2,500. The defendant is accused of kicking and striking the vehicle with his fist, ramming it with an ATV, and spinning gravel and rocks against the body of the truck.
All three defendants were arraigned in Mingo County Magistrate Court.