Arrest in BB shooting


A Mount Gay resident was recently arrested on charges of malicious wounding after he allegedly injured a neighbor with a high-powered pellet gun.

On June 8, Deputy Derrick Miller with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Mount Gay area for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, Miller reports he was met by the victim who explained they had been shot in the neck with a pellet or BB gun after they walked outside of their residence. The victim further reported, at the time of the alleged shooting, they had witnessed an open window across the street at the home of Christopher M. Frye.

Upon investigation, Miller reports that Frye’s window was open and that a high-powered pellet gun was found beside of a dresser. Miller was also able to find another person who witnessed the shot being fired.

Frye was arrested and charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. If Frye is found guilty, he could be forced to spend between two and ten years in a state correctional facility. Bone was set to $10,000. On June 9, Frye was able to make bond and is free pending trial.

A Danville resident was arrested June 10 for alleged crimes that occurred in late 2012 in Chapmanville.

On Jan. 7, 2013, Lieutenant D.A. Browning with the Chapmanville Police Department was called to the Towne and Country Foodland in Chapmanville in reference to bad checks being cashed in the store.

Browning reports that Foodland informed him Carolyn Ball cashed two checks from the US Treasury Department on Nov. 2, 2012. One check amounted to $625 and the other was worth $1,010. On Dec. 3, 2012, Ball is also alleged to have cashed two more checks for the same amounts.

Browning reports that each of the four checks were made out the Ball’s mother who had been deceased since Oct. 27, 2012.

On June 10, Ball was arrested and charged with four felony counts of forgery and uttering and one felony count of obtaining money using false pretenses. If Ball is found guilty on all counts, she could be forced to spend between five and 50 years in state correctional facility. Bond was set to $5,000. On June 10, Ball was able to make bond and is free pending trial.

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