LOGAN — Two people were arrested Nov. 12 after they allegedly took a car from Thornhill Mitsubishi for a test drive and failed to return the vehicle.
Senior Trooper R.E. Stowers and Trooper N.C. Boothe, both of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) reportedly responded to a call from the Thornhill Superstore regarding a vehicle that had not been returned after a test drive.
Stowers reports that he and Boothe were informed by a worker at the dealership that Ronald D. Hall, 55, of Delbarton and Jennifer Ann Jarrell, 40, of Chapmanville had taken the vehicle on a test drive around 4 p.m.
Stowers and Boothe reportedly found the vehicle traveling through the community of Mr. Gay at around 8.30 p.m Nov. 12.
After initiating a traffic stop, Troopers report they found Hall in the driver’s seat and Jarrell in the passenger side of the black Mitsubishi Mirage that had reported as stolen.
During the course of their investigation, Troopers report they were informed by WVSP Communications that Hall’s driver’s license had been revoked for multiple unpaid citations.
Hall is charged with a felony count of grand larceny and a misdemeanor count of driving on a revoked license. If Hall is found guilty on both charges, he could be forced to spend between one and 10 years in a state correctional facility and be fined up to $3,000.
Jarrell has been charged with a felony count of grand larceny. If she is found guilty, Jarrell could be forced to spend between one and 10 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $2,500 in fines.
Bond for both Jarrell and Hall was set to $30,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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All information was obtained by use of criminal complaints which are public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered 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]