Court documents spell out sadistic details on alleged Minden abuser

A Minden man is behind bars, charged with two counts of strangulation and two counts of gross child neglect after Oak Hill Police discovered a victim covered from head to toe in cuts and bruises.

According to the documents, the officers were sent to a home in Minden last Tuesday after emergency services received a call from a caller who then hung up the phone.

When the officer arrived at the home and made contact, Darrell Ray Sharp II, 34, of Minden began to order the officer to leave the home.

The officer told Sharp that he needed to speak with everyone inside the residence when an adult female came to the door covered in cuts and bruises from her scalp line to the tops of her feet, along with two black eyes.

The officer began to interview the woman in his patrol car while Sharp continued to yell at the officer from the home.

During the interview, the woman denied that Sharp had hit her and told the officer that she had been in an ATV accident.

The officer also noted that the woman’s hair had either fallen out or was pulled out.

Sensing something was wrong, the officer contacted his supervising officer, a domestic violence advocate and an ambulance.

Officers made further contact with juveniles in the home, which had no running water or toilets, and learned that Sharp had allegedly beat the adult woman with a miniature baseball bat and choked one of the juvenile females, according to court documents.

After further questioning, officers learned that Sharp had allegedly told the adult female that she was going to die, burned her or threatened to burn her with a blowtorch multiple times, wrapped cable wire around her neck, cut her fingers and toes with pruners and told her that he would dump her body in a pond, the criminal complaint said.

Sharp is being held in Southern Regional Jail on a $150,000 bond on charges of strangulation and gross child neglect.

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Glen Jean man behind bars after waving hatchet

A Glen Jean man is being held at Southern Regional Jail on $7,500 bond for allegedly threatening another man with a hatchet.

According to court documents, a West Virginia State Trooper responded to Prudence Road on Sunday for a threats complaint.

When the trooper arrived and conducted interviews, he learned that Everett Jo Baker, 37, had allegedly threatened to cut off a victim’s head while waving a hatchet and came onto a property and caused damage to a bicycle that was sitting outside.

Baker has been charged with assault, brandishing a deadly weapon and destruction of property.

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Man charged after domestic incident

A domestic incident in Scarbro has resulted in a sexual abuse arrest, authorities revealed.

According to a press release from Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, Fayette County deputies responded to a domestic incident earlier this week between an adult male and his juvenile stepson on Hunk Hill Road in Scarbro. The deputies found that the adult grabbed the juvenile by the genitals after he refused to provide access to the accounts on his cellphone. The juvenile at one point managed to get free from the adult and lock himself in a bathroom.

Ricky Stephen Cagle, 41, of Oak Hill, was arrested and charged with domestic battery and 3rd degree sexual abuse. He was unable to post the $5,000 bond set by a Fayette County magistrate and was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail from which he since has been released.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department by phone at 304-574-3590 or through the Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.” Or, contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. The incident remains under investigation.

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Edmond man behind bars after allegedly beating his wife

A Fayette man is behind bars after a domestic incident where he allegedly injured his wife. 

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, Andrew T. Hicks, 31, of Edmond, was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly shoved his wife, choked her and head-butted her. 

Fridley said the incident resulted in the wife receiving several injuries. 

The complaint further alleges Hicks brandished a handgun on his wife while traveling in a vehicle when she attempted to get out, and threatened to kill her if she continued to do so.

Hicks was charged with domestic battery and brandishing a deadly weapon. He was unable to post the $25,000 cash bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office at the time of his arraignment and remains in Southern Regional Jail.

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Mom, daughter face child neglect charges

A Fayette County mother and daughter face felony drug charges along with charges of child neglect after an Oak Hill Police officer discovered the pair with drugs with a 5-year-old in their vehicle.

According to court documents, when the officer approached a vehicle driven by Tina Gray in the parking lot of Plateau Medical Center, the officer immediately noticed hypodermic needles containing what appeared to be heroin.

The officer also found needles in the possession of Lillian Gray, the 25-year-old daughter of Tina Gray.

Child Protective Services was called for the child.

Both mother and daughter have been released on a $50,000 bond.

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Three arrested in Pennsylvania for May robbery in Fayetteville

Three men wanted in connection with a May robbery at the Comac Convenience Store in Fayetteville are behind bars in Pennsylvania.

According to the Fayetteville Police Department, two men entered the convenience store on May 1 with a tire iron and demanded money by threatening the clerk’s life.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the two fled the store and entered a vehicle driven by a third man.

After an investigation by Fayetteville Police, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the authorities in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Police located and arrested two of the men, Corey Allen McCartney and Silvestre Sales Perez.

The third man, William Guy, turned himself in to the City of Washington (Pennsylvania) Police Department after learning of the two arrests.

All three remain in jail pending extradition to West Virginia.

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Fayette man arrested on animal cruelty charges

A Fayette man was arrested earlier this month on animal cruelty charges stemming from a January incident in which several dogs were found in poor conditions.

David Paul Stickler, 50, of Thurmond, was arrested and charged with three counts of cruelty to animals after several individuals in the area of his residence reported there were four puppies and a mother dog frozen to death in the yard. 

According to a criminal complaint, a witness said the dogs froze when cold weather hit and they were not provided with proper shelter. When officers arrived they only found three dogs outside without food or water and they appeared to be underweight. 

All three dogs were taken to an animal shelter for cruelty examinations, officers said, where a veterinarian reported all three dogs were mildly thin and needed dewormed. They said two of the dogs had fleas. 

“We could not locate the puppies or the mother that was supposedly dead, however there were tire tracks backed up to one of the dog houses,” the complaint stated.  

Officers reported they spoke to neighbors who stated the puppies and their mother were in the yard, but were not seen again once a snow storm came through. 

Stickler was arraigned before a Fayette County Magistrate and released on bond.

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Three Oak Hill men arrested for felony weapon violations

Three Oak Hill men were arrested last week after a shooting at Shilo Mobile Home Court. 

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, a deputy was parked near the mobile home park on Gatewood Road last Wednesday night when he heard gunshots. When the deputy arrived at the residence, he noticed several subjects outside one mobile home and smelled the odor of burned gunpowder. 

K-9 officer Cpl. A.B. Hudson responded with his partner Java, who is trained in the detection of explosives and gunpowder residue. Fridley said the dog provided a positive indication on the mobile home. 

Investigators then obtained a search warrant for the home and located two 9mm firearms with assorted ammunition. 

Fridley reported three occupants of the home were found to be convicted felons, with prior convictions ranging from narcotics, breaking and entering, and manslaughter. 

Charles Adkins, Timothy Dotson and Phillip Gray were all arrested and charged with the felony offense of prohibited person in possession of firearms. Fridley said they were unable to post the $25,000 bonds set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office and were remanded to Southern Regional Jail. Dotson has since been released on bond.

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Second suspect arrested in Oak Hill burglary investigation

A second suspect has been arrested after a burglary incident in Oak Hill. 

David Wayne Dunlap, 57 of Oak Hill, was arrested last Friday on the felony charge of conspiracy to commit a felony for his alleged involvement in a burglary on Ponderosa Lane in Oak Hill. 

The owner of the home was out of town during the burglary, but saw the incident on his home surveillance camera. When deputies arrived, they found Brandon L. Morris, 28, of Oak Hill inside the house, and arrested and charged him with nighttime burglary and conspiracy.

Dunlap wasn’t at the residence when officers arrived, but the homeowner said he saw two men in the home. 

Dunlap was transported to Southern Regional Jail where he remains on no bond.

Morris remains in SRJ on a $50,000 bond.

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