A resident of Logan was arrested Aug. 18 on charges he had sexual contact with a minor.
On Aug. 5, a juvenile victim submitted a statement at the Logan County Child Advocacy center alleging John Edward Perry, 29, of Logan, had forcibly engaged them in sexual contact.
The victim reportedly told officials Perry provided them with an alcoholic beverage and overpowered them. On Aug. 10, another juvenile provided a statement alleging they witnessed part of the event.
Based on the statements of the victim and witness, Patrolman J.D. Adkins, with the Logan Police Department, was able to obtain a warrant for Perry’s arrest in Logan County Magistrate Court Aug. 10.
On Aug. 18, Perry was arrested for four felony counts of second-degree sexual assault. If he is found guilty on all counts, Perry could be forced to spend between 40 and 100 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $40,000 in fines. Bond was set to $20,000.
• Alaina Lee Frye, 25, of Switzer, was arrested Aug. 21 on allegations she embezzled over $1,500 from the Rich Oil Station at Cora.
Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs, with the West Virginia State Police, was contacted by the manager of the service station who alleges Frye would allow certain people to leave the store without paying for beer and cigarettes.
Frye was reportedly employed at the Rich Oil Station between July 27 and Aug. 2. Boggs reports he was able to obtain an audio-recorded statement from Frye advising she would scan and then void items for her friends who did not have the money to pay for the goods. During the seven days she was employed at the Rich Oil Station, Frye allegedly allowed $1,561 worth of merchandise to leave the store without payment.
The manager of the gas station was able to provide Boggs with the video surveillance footage that reportedly shows Frye allowing people to leave with merchandise without paying on four separate occasions.
Frye was arrested Aug. 21 for a felony count of embezzlement. If she is found guilty, Frye could be forced to spend between one and 10 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $2,500 in fines. Bond was set to $3,500, and, on Aug. 21, Frye was able to post bond and is free pending trial.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]