LOGAN, W.Va. — Two people were arrested October 10 following a traffic stop which allegedly yielded drugs and a handgun.
Trooper T.J. Hannon, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he was conducting routine patrols along WV State Rt. 10 when a vehicle passed him in the opposite lane traveling at a high rate of speed.
After he turned around, Hannon noted the vehicle also had defective registration lights.
The vehicle then reportedly turned into a gas station and a male exited the driver’s seat.
Hannon reports a female then slid over into the driver’s seat.
Hannon then initiated a traffic stop identifying the male as David Bumgarner, 52, and the female as Angela Crook, 49, both of Pecks Mill, W.Va.
The criminal complaint filed by Hannon states, “Mr. Bumgarner advised he was, in fact, operating the vehicle and Ms. Crook slid into the driver seat in attempt to keep him out of trouble.”
During a Terry Frisk for officer safety, Hannon reportedly discovered a loaded .380 caliber pistol in Bumgarner’s pocket.
Hannon notes Bumgarner’s criminal history includes eight felony offenses including a conviction for forced burglary in 2012.
While reviewing Bumgarner’s information, it was also reportedly discovered an arrest warrant was active for Bumgarner for transferring or receiving stolen property.
Bumgarner’s driver’s license was also found to be suspended for unpaid citations.
When asked if she possessed any illegal drugs, Crook allegedly responded she had a pill which was later identified as the pain killer Opana.
Bumgarner was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, driving with a suspended license and defective equipment.
The arrest warrant for receiving or transferring stolen property was also served on Bumgarner.
Bumgarner’s bail was set to $5,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
Crook was arrested for possession of a schedule two controlled substance, and her bail was set to $2,500.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]