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The following arrests are documented by criminal complaints filed in the Magistrate Court of Logan County. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

Chayna Marie Eskins, 20, of Welch, was arrested and charged with two counts of aiding escape and other offenses to adults in custody and conspiracy. An officer at the Southwestern Regional Jail in reference to receiving mail containing contraband. The officer stated a controlled substance, a suboxone strip, was attached to the top, left-hand corner of the letter attached with white out tape. The officer stated he reviewed telephone conversations involving Mitchell and someone who appeared to be an intimate partner of the inmate, later identified as Eskins, conspiring how and when she would send the controlled substance to the jail. The conversations also indicated she had send in contraband on at least one other occasion, though the mail containing that contraband went undetected. Her bond was set at $30,000.

Virgil Farley Jr., 42, of Logan, was arrested and charged with computer fraud. Beginning on or about July 2010, the accused conspired with a co-defendant to use a Mountain State food stamp card at his place of employment, the Little General in the city of Logan. The accused used several different cards, entering said cards manually into the computer and removing cash from the register. After removing the cash, the accused would would then give said cash to the co-defendant and other who requested that he complete the illegal transactions. By doing this transaction, the accused would enter the state welfare computer system and illegally remove funds. His bond was set at $5,000.

Johnathan Blake Justice, 28, of Omar, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, a felony. West Virginia State Police received a complaint from the victim, in reference to the theft of a Mathews Switchback Bow with accessories. The victim advised said bow was worth approximately $1,100. The victim said the bow was in his UTV, which was parked at Omar Quick Stop when the accused was observed taking the bow, both by witnesses and video surveillance. The officers traveled to the accused’s residence and recovered the bow, which was located out the back window on the tin roof. His bond was set at $5,000.

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