CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — On Friday, April 8, West Virginia State Trooper N.C. Boothe responded to the scene of a reported suicidal male in the community of Upper Crawley Creek.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Boothe, he, along with Sr. Tpr. J.E. Garren and Tpr. S.P. Bowling, arrived at the residence of Glenn Vincell, 42, and observed him fleeing on foot in an open field behind the house.
Boothe addressed himself as State Police and ordered Vincell to cease running, to which Vincell allegedly did not comply. Boothe then continued to chase after Vincell for approximately 200 yards until he began to run up the mountainside where he was eventually caught and detained.
During a search of Vincell, Boothe reports on the complaint that he discovered a plastic bag containing lye, an ingredient used in the production of Methamphetamine, and several tablets of Pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in the production of Methamphetamine, in Vincell’s pocket.
Boothe also reportedly located in the immediate area behind the Vincell’s residence a black bag containing drain cleaner, an unknown clear liquid in a baggie, camp fuel, another baggie containing an unknown green crystaline substance, and an empty liter bottle, all believed to be connected to the production of Methamphetamine. Also reportedly found in the immediate area behind the residence were several plastic bottles containing an unknown greenish-white substance and greenish-white residue, believed to be used in the production of Methamphetamine.
While handcuffed in the back seat of Garren’s cruiser, Vincell allegeldy removed from hidden pocket a baggie of lye, a chemical used in the production of Methamphetamine, and did spill said chemical in the seat and floor of Garren’s cruiser.
Garren reportedly began to search the vehicle for more contraband, and in doing so, was exposed to the lye chemical on both of his forearms, causing first degree and second degree burns to both arms. Garren did receive medical treatment from Logan Regional Medical Center for the burns.
Vincell was charged with attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratory; fleeing on foot; possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy and exposure to first responder to manufacture methamphetamine. His bond was set at $20,000.
Also charged the same day at the Vincell residence was Amanda Jean Bell, 26, of Genoa. According to the complaint filed on Bell, Boothe, along with the other offices, were responding to the reported suicidal male. The officers reportedly located in the immediate area behind the residence of Vincell, a black bag containing items believed to be used in the production of Methamphetamine.
Following the discovery of said Methamphetamine precursors, the undersigned officer attempted to make contact with an unknown female that could hear moving in the residence, though she would not open the doors for several minutes.
The undersigned officer was finally able to enter the residence and identify Bell as being the female in the residence. Bell allegedly did state to officers that she had been smoking Methamphetamine since Tuesday, April 5, at the residence and had been residing in the same house with Vincell for over a week.
Bell was charged with attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratory; possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy. Her bond was also set at $20,000.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.