Defendants arrested on variety of charges
by PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
WILLIAMSON - One of several defendants arrested over the last week in Mingo County is no stranger to the law, and found herself once again appearing before a magistrate to be arraigned on a battery charge.
Crystal Rachelle Davidson, 25, of Williamson, was placed under arrest by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Corporal C.G. Endicott after the officer responded to a complaint at the Miner Mart in Taylorville of an alleged shoplifter who had become hostile and physically combative.
According to the complaint filed by Endicott, the victim of the crime, Carl “Butch” McCoy, stated that he witnessed Davidson removing items from the store and placing them in her purse without paying for them. When he confronted her, Davidson allegedly shoved the elderly, handicapped man into a metal wall in the front of the store, causing injury.
Davidson was arraigned before Mingo County Special Magistrate Joey Kohari and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $1,000 bond.
Dora Ann Lester, 48, of Delbarton, was placed under arrest by Delbarton Chief of Police D. Nunley on a petit larceny charge that stemmed from the theft of two air conditioners from a rental trailer belonging to John Ramey, that were valued at approximately $300 each.
Lester was arraigned before Special Magistrate Joey Kohari and was transported to the regional jail on a $500 bond.
Ricky Neil Elia, 54, of Williamson, remains incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $1,500 bond following his arrest by MCSD Lt. Randy Hatfield on charges of DUI and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
The arrest report states that the defendant became involved in an altercation with Jerry Maynard and was chasing the defendant’s vehicle with his. When Maynard suddenly pulled into the parking lot of the City of Williamson’s Police Department to report what was going on, Elia also swerved into the lot and preceded to crash into a parked police cruiser. He was arraigned by Magistrate Pam Newsome.
Daryl Jewell, 48, of Borderland, was placed under arrest by West Virginia State Police Trooper D.M. Williamson on charges of driving revoked for reasons of DUI, 3rd offense.
The trooper had responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance at Big Splint, near Nolan community and upon leaving that location, observed the defendant operating an ATV on the roadway. Trooper Williamson had prior knowledge that Jewell had two driving on revoked license convictions for reasons of DUI charges and that he did not possess a valid license. The officer conducted a traffic stop and when asked for his license, the defendant replied that he didn’t have them on him. A DMV inquiry supported the trooper’s claim of the past offenses that had occurred in 1994 and two in 2009.
Jewell was arraigned before Magistrate Newsome and was then transported to jail on a $3,000 bond.
Micah Baisden, 26, of Delbarton, was taken into custody by Delbarton Chief of Police D. Nunley and Patrolmen G.D. Ford and D.R. Davis on a single count of battery. He was taken before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was released from custody on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.
All of the defendants will be appearing in court in the near future for their preliminary hearings.
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