A Mt. Gay resident who moved to Logan County from Florence, Ky., recently found out that dancing with the stars sometimes can land you behind the bars. Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Reynolds told State Trooper T. J. Hannon that his reason for being at the front doors of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Mud Fork at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, Oct. 26, dancing in front of the school’s windows was so “he could see himself dance” by the reflection from the glass.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Logan Magistrate Court, Trooper Hannon observed the male subject walk up to the front door of the building and pull on the door. After making contact with the subject, Hannon observed Reynolds to have bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. After asking him if he had any illegal drugs or weapons upon his person, Reynolds advised Trooper Hannon that he had a small bag of marijuana in his pocket, which the officer retrieved from the right front pocket. The arrested individual said he had smoked some marijuana approximately one hour earlier before deciding to dance.
Reynolds was incarcerated at Southern West Virginia Regional Jail at Holden. He was arraigned Wednesday and released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.
In other magistrate court news, Trooper Hannon just two hours earlier made the arrest of Michael Graham, 42, of Davin. Hannon’s criminal complaint stated that a defective exhaust pipe on the 2000 Dodge Caravan that Graham was driving on Buffalo Creek near Man led to a subsequent review of Graham’s driving record, which indicated the driver’s license had been suspended for driving under the influence. The revocation date was listed as October 6th, 2014. Charged with driving revoked for DUI and defective equipment, Graham’s bond was set at $2,500.
Defective equipment also led to the discovery of an individual driving revoked for a previous conviction of DUI with bodily injury. Senior State Trooper M.A. Broadwater charged Kelly Johnson of Holden with driving revoked for DUI third offense after he observed a black 1995 Dodge Dakota in the Cora area with a defective registration light. Johnson, 39, was not wearing a seatbelt and also was charged with not having proof of insurance. Broadwater also discovered that Johnson had two pending driving revoked for DUI charges with effective dates of 10-26-13 and 10-14-15. Bond was set at $3500 cash.
In an unrelated matter also in Triadelphia district, Logan County Deputy Nick Tucker responded Oct. 26 to a domestic dispute at Greenville which resulted in the arrest of William Arthur Stevens. The 32-year-old man, whose address was listed as 200 Hunt Circle, Man, was charged with domestic assault after his father (David Stevens) advised Tucker that his highly intoxicated son became violent and threatened to do him bodily harm. Stevens currently is incarcerated on a $3,500 bond set following his arraignment Tuesday.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.