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Shoplifting is a complicated crime

Posted: Feb 24 2018 - 1:28 PM

MORGANTOWN — The act of shoplifting may seem like a simple crime, but for area police trying to catch those with sticky fingers stealing from local shops, the issue is more complex than most realize.Westover Police Chief Richard Panico sai...

Rowlesburg man sentenced on drug charges

Posted: Feb 23 2018 - 5:34 PM

KINGWOOD — A Rowlesburg man was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison Feb. 23 and fined $5,000 on drug charges. As part of a plea agreement, Neil Brent Ray Darlington Jr. pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine). Unde...

Becky’s Hot Spot owner charged with helping plan, commit its robbery

Posted: Feb 23 2018 - 2:58 PM

KINGWOOD — The owner of Becky’s Hot Spot in Masontown is charged with helping to plan for it to be robbed Dec. 21, 2016.Bond was set at $250,000 Feb. 23 for Rebecca “Becky” Mae Davis, 45, of Kingwood. She is charged with second-degree rob...

Bruceton Mills man enters deferred adjudication agreement from scam

Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 6:11 PM

KINGWOOD — A man who has repaid the victims of his scam entered into a deferred adjudication agreement Feb. 22 in Preston Circuit Court. David Hiram Walker Jr., 49, of Bruceton Mills, was indicted in June 2017 for grand larceny by false pre...

Morgantown man sentenced to 41 months for drug distribution

Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 5:31 PM

A local man who was part of a Michigan-to-Morgantown oxycodone distribution ring was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. Codey Bonnette, 26, of Morgantown, will serve 41 months in prison for his role in the enterprise, U.S. Attorney...

Sentencing rescheduled for Preston man facing drug charges

Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 5:01 PM

KINGWOOD — A hearing for John Edward Barrett was rescheduled Feb. 22 after his attorney asked for more time to go over the pre-sentencing report with him. Barrett, 38, of Rowlesburg, was indicted in October on four counts of delivery of a...

Mon County man sentenced for drug distribution

Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 1:28 PM

Submitted to The Dominion PostCLARKSBURG — Codey Bonnette, of Morgantown, was sentenced Feb. 22 to three years and five months in prison for drug distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Bonnette, 26, pleaded guilty t...

Police seek identity of Walmart shoplifter

Posted: Feb 21 2018 - 4:19 PM

GRANVILLE—Granville Police Department is seeking information about a shoplifter.An unknown male, wearing black shirt, pants and black hat, entered Walmart at the University Town Center Drive. He left the store with a backpack and $130.21 in...