Man charged with sexual abuse

A Hilltop man is facing sexual abuse allegations in Fayette County, according to Sheriff Mike Fridley.

Charleston Police recently apprehended a Hilltop man who had active Fayette County warrants for multiple felony offenses.

Richard Anthony Curl, 33, of Red Star, is charged with the felony offenses of first degree sexual abuse, use of obscene material with intent to seduce a minor, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian. These allegations stem from an 2018 investigation conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department’s Detective Bureau.

Curl’s bond was set at $50,000 by a magistrate. He was unable to post bond and was remanded to the South Central Regional Jail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590 or through the department’s Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.” Or, contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

The incident remains under investigation by the FCSD’s detective bureau.

Oak Hill man facing multiple charges

An Oak Hill man is facing multiple felony charges.

According to a Fayette County Sheriff’s Department press release, James William Hamrick, 19, of Oak Hill, was arrested Monday night on outstanding felony warrants. Hamrick was wanted for the felony offense of burglary and grand larceny stemming from a burglary incident in the Oak Hill area. Hamrick also had an outstanding felony warrant for possession with intent to deliver narcotics, which was obtained by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.

Hamrick’s bond was set at $25,000 by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office. He was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590 or through the department’s Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.” Or, contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

The incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.

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