The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

April 8, 2013

Two charged in alleged attack at Mount Hope apartments

Two men have been arrested in a March 20 battery on North Pax Avenue near Stadium Terrace Apartments in Mount Hope.

Lt. Mark Larkin, of the Mount Hope Police Department, said Joseph Richard Jiles, 24, of Mount Hope, and Jimmie Earl Johnson, 23, of Mount Hope, attacked victim Matthew Ryan Parsons, 20, while he was visiting a female friend.

While walking down the sidewalk, Parsons and the woman were confronted by the two suspects. Police say Jiles allegedly struck him in the face. Parsons fell to the ground where, according to police, Johnson allegedly struck him several times in the face and took his wallet.

The two suspects fled on foot and Parsons sought medical treatment for face wounds.

Larkin said after an investigation, Jiles and Johnson were apprehended by the Mount Hope Police and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Both suspects were arraigned before Magistrate Leonard Bickford.

Jiles was charged with one count of battery and posted a $500 bond.

Johnson was charged with one count of battery and non-aggravated robbery and has been remanded to Southern Regional Jail on $30,000 bond.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • ee 1.jpg Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives

    Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • maurices Fostering Self-Esteem

    The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1

    Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.

    July 21, 2014

  • Theater to hold auditions

    Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.

    July 21, 2014

  • asb carver 25 years and counting

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor Made Free concert series

    The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Energy Express open house set

    Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • rhody1.jpg Stages of life

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • thurmond depot.jpg Explore town’s rail heritage

    Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • apt bldg1.jpg Demolition and disposal

    July 10, 2014 3 Photos