Recent Logan County arrests

By Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com

January 29, 2014

The following arrests are taken from criminal complaints filed in the Magistrate Court of Logan County. These complaints are public information and are not an indication of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Mashawana Patton, 40, of Logan was arrested and charged with public intoxication, obstructing and disorderly conduct.West Virginia State Police responded to a fight in the community of Mount Gay. One of the involved parties accused Patton of stealing her purse. The officer was unable to locate the purse, but did find a white pill bottle with six blue pills believed to be a controlled substance on Patton. Patton grabbed the pill bottle and ate the pills when the officer turned to speak with the victim. Patton was told to place her hands behind her back, but she pulled away and would not comply with his orders. The officer noted Patton had blood shot eyes and her eyes were glassy.
  • Autumn Aliff (Runyon), 30, of Holden, was arrested and charged with four counts of fraud and four counts of obtaining money, property or services by false pretenses token or representation, with intent to defraud creditors. West Virginia State Police received a complaint from the victim in reference to a credit card fraud. The victim believed the accused used her credit card numbers to make four transactions on her bank account without permission. The victim showed officers her bank statement, which had three charges for $100 each at West Logan Tobacco and another for $50 through Global Tel Link. The accused worked at West Logan Tobacco. Officers obtained copies of the transactions and video surveillance. The accused confessed to all four transactions.
  • Justin Rice, 32, of Chapmanville was arrested and charged with fleeing in vehicle (reckless indifference to the safety of others), driving revoked DUI, reckless driving, battery on an officer and obstructing. West Virginia State Police observed the accused vehicle driving recklessly, failing to stop at a stop sigh and then speeding up to 69 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and as he approached, the accused fled. The officer observed the accused passing vehicles in a no passing zone and pasing vehicles going around a blind turn. The officer received information the accused travels through Crawley Creek and was able to locate him on Brushy Fork Rd.. As the officer was attempting to remove the accused from the vehicle, he tried to pull away from the officer. As the officer was attempting to put handcuffs on the accused, he kicked the officer in the leg.
  • Adam Hall, 30, of Micco, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, less than 15 gm. West Virginia State Police went to question the accused on a separate investigation when they noticed marijuana plants growing in buckets in plain view of his window. The accused told the officers it was for his personal use. Officers found more green, leafy substance growing in the accused’s bedroom.