WILLIAMSON — Three defendants have been arraigned in Mingo County Magistrate Court following their arrests on a variety of charges.
Kyle Evans, 25, of Gilbert, was taken into custody on New Year’s Eve by West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Trooper J.R. Tupper and Gilbert Asst. Police Chief N.A. Glanden on charges of conspiring to commit a misdemeanor, obtaining money under false pretenses and providing false information to an officer.
The criminal complaint states that the trooper responded to a burglary complaint in the Browning Fork area at the residence of the defendant. The officer was informed by the victim before entering the home that the defendant and Rex Cline, Jr. had robbed him of approximately $175. Upon making contact with the defendant’s father, Dennis Evans, he was informed that the defendant had been speaking with Cline and the victim outside of the residence and that the father had told them to leave his property. The defendant, however; told the trooper that he had not seen or spoke with Cline or the victim. In a later recorded confession, the defendant admitted that he had conspired with Cline to take the money and that he had received approximately $60 of it.
A second arrest occurred while at the residence, with the alleged victim of the robbery, James Travis Brown, 36, of Breeden, taken into custody on charges of attempting to commit a felony and conspiring to commit a felony. Brown reportedly told the officers that he had traveled to the Evans residence with Cline in an attempt to purchase marijuana from Kyle Evans. He stated that after receiving the money from him, Kyle entered the residence and stated that his father came outside holding what appeared to be a gun and told them to vacate the premises and refused to return his money or give him the marijuana.
Evans was arraigned before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was released from custody after meeting the conditions and stipulations of his $900 bond. Brown was also arraigned by Newsome and was remanded to jail on a $2,000 bond.
Joshua T. Coleman, 31, of Matewan, was arrested by Matewan Police Chief David Stratton for operating a motor vehicle on a revoked driver’s license for reasons of DUI. The arrest took place after a traffic stop was conducted because there appeared to be no license plate on the 1999 Ford Mustang, but later observed that it was inside the back window.
Coleman was arraigned by Magistrate Newsome and was released after posting a $1,000 bond.