June 7, 2013
Three criminal complaints filed in the magistrate court of Logan County for May 30, 2013, document mulitple charges against a local attorney.
The first complaint charges Phillip Ray Amick, 35, of 214 Stratton St., Logan, with domestic battery. The complaint says, “The defendant grabbed (the victim) by the arm and threw her to the floor. The defendant then sat on the victim and refused to let her leave. When he did let her up, he pushed her into a recliner.” An officer with the City of Logan Police Department filed the complaint.
Complaint number two charges Amick with speeding, DUI and assault on an officer. The complaint was filed by Logan County Sheriff’s deputies, who note they were on patrol when a car pulled out in front of them at a high rate of speed.
The deputy applied his lights to make a traffic stop. “The defendant, Phillip R. Amick, who was driving the vehicle, pulled over at the red lights at the Appalachian Power parking area. The deputy approached the vehicle and spoke to the defendant. The officer smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the defendant’s breath. The deputy had the defendant do three field sobriety tests, which he failed. The deputy then had the defendant blow on the preliminary breath test, which he blew a .222.”
The deputy placed Amick under arrest for DUI and speeding and transported hm to the courthouse to use the intoximeter, where he blew a .212.
“While processing the defendant, he became extremely belligerent and started threatening the deputy and his co-workers. The defendant was asked several times not to push the deputy, but the defendant continued. The deputy then sprayed the defendant with a one second burst of pepper spray.”
The final complaint charges Amick with two counts of violation of a domestic violence protective (DVP) order.
An officer for the City of Logan Police Department noted in the complaint: “The victim came into Logan City Hall and stated Amick had tried to contact her several times by cell phone, leaving messages when he was not supposed to. Amick had been arrested earlier in the day for domestic battery earlier in the day and also serviced with a DVP. As the officer was leaving the courthouse, he observed Amick walk up to the victim, screaming and cussing at her. Amick was advised by the officer to act civil and let the courts handle it. The officer says he and the defendant left.”
Amick’s bond was set at $5,000.
Mr. Amick’s office advised he was unavailable for comment.