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The information contained in this report is taken from criminal complaints filed in the Magistrate Court of Logan County. All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt.


West Virginia State Police were informed by the U.S. Marshal Services that defendant Zackery Adkins, 25, of Amherstdale, had failed to register (sex offender) in Logan and also had a probation violation out of Tennessee. Adkins advised the officer he had been living at Amherstdale since July 2013 without registering. His bond was set at $5,000.


West Virginia State Police responded to Logan Regional Medical Center where two individuals involved in a fight were being treated. Both told the officer they were injured by Marshall Lee Tomblin, 47, of Mt. Gay. The first victim tried to speak with Mr. Tomblin about money Tomblin owed him when he was attacked. The second victim tried to break up the fight when he was attacked. Tomblin went into the house and grabbed a baseball bat and hit him in the head with it, then hit the windshield of his vehicle. The officer noted a cut above the victim’s eye and bruising on his face. The officer also saw two puddles of blood in the defendant’s driveway and the baseball bat in his yard. Tomblin was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, destruction of property, assault and battery.


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a knock-and-talk search as the result of information received of a possible indoor marijuana grow. Prior to officers entering the residence, Timothy Farley, of Chapmanville, told officers there was a small indoor marijuana grow upstairs. Once inside the residence, Farley showed the officers the grow, which consisted of four plants in buckets under a grow light. His bond was set at $5,000.


West Virginia State Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Garrett’s Fork and while they were trying to locate the victim, they noticed a marijuana plant in a bucket on the side of the residence. Further investigation revealed an additional marijuana plant in back of the house. The officer spoke to the victim, who said Sabrina Ruth Lambert, 31, of Chapmanville, had punched and hit her. The officer noticed the victim had scrapes on her face and her eye was black and blue. The officer spoke to Lambert, who smelled of an alcoholic beverage and had trouble walking. During a post-arrest search of the defendant, the officer (along with jail officers) found two strolls in the defendant’s pocket, one of which contained an unknown white residue believed to be a controlled substance. The officer ran a criminal history on the defendant, which revealed two prior battery charges which do not have a disposition and two domestic assault charges without a disposition. The defendant did have one conviction for domestic assault. Lambert was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana, 3rd offense domestic battery, 4th offense domestic assault, simple possession and public intoxication.


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Mallory after reports of drug activity. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with the homeowner, who stated she heard her son talking about using drugs in the home. While deputies were speaking with the homeowner, Luke Anthony Brown, 21, of Mallory, returned to the residence. While conducting a terry frisk pat-down, the deputy found a prescription pill bottle containing 27 individually rolled marijuana cigarettes, which the defendant admitted to selling for five dollars apiece. The defendant was placed under arrest for possession with intent to deliver and transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s office for processing, then to the Southwestern Regional Jail. His bond was set at $5,000.


West Virginia State Police was contacted by the victim who advised that while he was away from his residence, someone entered his residence by taking out the air conditioning unit and stole his laptop computer. The victim was able to provide the officer with the serial number of the stolen laptop. The victim told the officer he confronted Kayla Ann May, 23, of Verner, and he told the officer she told him she sold the laptop to someone. The officer found the laptop in the possession of that person, who said he paid $50 for the laptop the day the crime was committed. The serial number provided by the victim matched the number on the laptop. May was arrested and charged with burglary - daytime. Her bond was set at $5,000.


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