Sex abuse arrest



LOGAN — A man from the Harts area was arrested May 29 after law enforcement received information that he had allegedly formed a sexual relationship with a minor.

Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker and Trooper S.M. Thompson with the West Virginia State Police received a statement from a juvenile female stating around May 17 Andrew Workman, 26, of Harts had entered into a sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl.

Workman is charged with two felony counts of sexual assault in the third degree. If Workman is found guilty on both counts, he could be forced to spend between two and 10 years in a state correctional facility and be forced to pay up to $20,000 in fines.

• A Wyoming resident was recently arrested in Logan County after he allegedly stole towels from the Chief Logan Lodge in Chief Logan State Park.

On May 31, Deputy Nick Tucker with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department reports he initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle of David Bradley Smith, 50, of Gillette, Wyo., after Smith allegedly failed to signal a turn.

Tucker further reports that Smith was unable to produce the insurance information for the vehicle and that Smith presented a driver’s license that had expired May 31, 2015. During the course of the traffic stop, Tucker states that he noticed several white towels in Smith’s vehicle. Tucker reports, when Smith was asked about the towels, Smith advised him that he had taken 13 towels from Chief Logan Lodge.

Smith has been charged with having no insurance, driving on an expired driver’s license and petit larceny. If Smith is found guilty on all counts, he could be forced to spend up to one year in state correctional facility or be fined up to $7,750 or both. Bond was set to $3,000.

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