Following a traffic stop, a resident of the Big Creek area of Logan County was arrested and charged with felony-offense driving with a DUI revoked license.
Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), reports he was conducting routine traffic observation on Route 10 in the Big Creek area when he reportedly observed a pickup truck with busted mirrors.
Upon executing a traffic stop on the vehicle, Honaker reports he found James Vickers, 47, of Big Creek driving the vehicle.
While checking Vickers’ information through WVSP Communications, Honaker was reportedly informed Vickers’ license was revoked for an active DUI and that Vickers had two prior convictions for driving on a DUI revoked license.
Honaker also found the vehicle’s motor vehicle inspection sticker (MVI) to be invalid and Vickers was was reportedly unable to produce proof of insurance for the vehicle.
Vickers is charged with a felony count of third-offense driving on a DUI revoked license and misdemeanor counts of improper MVI, improper registration, defective equipment and no insurance. If he is found guilty on all counts, Vickers could be forced to spend one and three years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $10,700 in fines. Bond was set to $15,000.
• Shalee Meade, 33, of Chapmanville was arrested Oct. 2 after she had allegedly attempted to use a check from a closed account.
Captain Dennis Brown, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department reports he received a complaint from a victim on June 10, 2015 detailing that Meade had attempted to pay for a service with a check from an account that had been closed.
Based on Brown’s investigation, a warrant for Meade’s arrests issued in Logan County Magistrat Court June 11, 2015. Meade is charged with a felony count of fraudulent schemes. If she if found guilty, Meade could be forced to spend between one and 10 years in a state correctional facility. Bond was set to $2,000. On Oct. 2, Meade was able to post bond and is free pending trial.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]