Ellis charged with armed robbery, again

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LOGAN — Just two days after a Peach Creek resident was bailed out of jail on a charge of armed robbery, he has reportedly been arrested again for the same charge, according to a criminal complaint filed by Logan City policeman David Adkins.

Caleb Ellis, 21, was taken into custody Nov. 22 by Logan City Police after an alleged victim, told police that Ellis pulled a handgun on him at 527 Stratton Street in Logan and took a wallet containing $97 in U.S. currency.

The criminal complaint also said a cellular telephone, camouflaged Buck knife and a telephone charger were also were taken.

Based on reliable information, Logan City policeman Adkins reports he obtained a search warrant from Logan Magistrate Court to search the residence of Charles Fillinger, of Logan, where the robbery reportedly to have occurred.

Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), who was assisting Adkins with the investigation and the execution of the search warrant, arrested Charles Fillinger at the Stratton Street address after the officer located a hand gun that WVSP Communications reported as stolen out of Los Angeles County, California.

According to the complaint, “The undersigned officer was able to locate three individually wrapped packages of a light brown powdery substance believed to be heroin. The undersigned officer also located two digital scales beside the said drugs.” A plastic clear bottle containing multiple clear capsules with a light tan powdery substance also was taken, according to Honaker’s complaint. The finding of multiple marijuana “roaches” at the apartment was also noted in the arresting complaint.

Both Fillinger and Ellis were video arraigned in Logan Magistrate Court the same day of the arrest.

Ellis’ bond was set at $200,000 and a hold was placed on him for already being out on bond for the previous alleged robbery. Ellis’ bond could also be revoked.

Fillinger’s bond was set at $100,000.


Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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