Ansted man arrested on child neglect charges

An Ansted man has been arrested on child neglect allegations, according to a press release from Sheriff Mike Fridley.

Last month, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department received information that a juvenile may have been using drugs with his father in the Ansted area, Fridley said.

Further investigation indicates that the father of the juvenile, Steven Matthew Hawver, 38, of Ansted, had provided him with marijuana and methamphetamines on more than one occasion. The investigation also shows that Hawver used the drugs with the juvenile as well.

According to Fridley, the juvenile has since been placed in the custody with other family members.  

Hawver was charged with two felony counts of Gross Neglect of a Child Creating a Substantial Risk of Death or Serious Bodily Injury. Warrants for his arrest were executed in Putnam County and his bond was set at $10,000 by the Putnam County Magistrate’s Office. Assistance was provided in the investigation by the Just For Kids Center and Child Protective Services. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

The incident remains under investigation by the Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Scarbro man jailed after domestic dispute

A man was jailed following a domestic dispute in Fayette County on Tuesday.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, Danny Kincaid, 35, of Scarbro, is accused of holding a victim a gun point in his vehicle for several hours. The victim also stated that Kincaid pointed the firearm at himself and threatened to shoot up the Scarbro Market.

Kincaid is charged with a felony count of terroristic threats and misdemeanor counts of brandishing a deadly weapon of domestic assault.

He has been released on bond from Southern Regional Jail.

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