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A Madison Creek man was charged on March 10 for allegedly assaulting a member of the West Virginia State Police.

According to the criminal complaint, Troopers S.A. Belt, J.G. Honaker and R.L. Jennings were assisting Child Protective Services (CPS). Officers spoke to Nathan Thomas Short, 34, through a window at his residence, advising him to come outside to speak with the officers. Troopers reported that Short refused to come out of the residence and began to curse the Troopers.

As officers were speaking to Short, his wife and children escaped to the outside.

When officers located Short in his bedroom, he slammed the door in the officer’s faces and jumped into a corner of the room where a shotgun was located.

As officers were grabbing Short to detain him, Short allegedly swung an object and hit Belt in the head. Short continued to resist the command to place his hands behind his back, but after several attempts, Short was detained and cuffed. Officers report that Short continued to threaten the lives of the officers as he was being detained.

Short was charged with obstructing an officer with injury to officer, assault 1st battery of officer without weapon and malicious assault. His bail was set at $25,000.

There is no mention in the complaint as why CPS was called to the residence.

A Kermit resident was charged with daytime burglary on March 3. According to the complaint, Harold Clifton Brewer, 26, was accused of taking items from a residence that he was visiting in his capacity as a DirecTV technician. W.Va. State Trooper R.E. Stowers reports that the victim contacted them about having his television fixed by Brewer earlier in the day and that Brewer had visited several rooms of the residence where there were no TVs to be fixed. Immediately after Brewer left the residence, the victim realized that a firearm was missing from his bedroom.

Brewer’s bail was set at $100,000 full surety or 50 percent cash. A hold was put on his release due to the fact that he was already on bond for a prior arrest on February 15, 2014, for the same type of crime. If convicted, Brewer could receive one to 10 years in prison.

A Mt. Gay woman was charged with grand larceny and destruction of property after she was accused of breaking into the home of her ex-boyfriend.

According to the complaint, the victim arrived at his home at Kelly Hollow to find the front door of the residence damaged and a window with blood on the glass. The victim reported that many of the items missing were those of his ex-girlfriend, Nancy L. Baisden, a gift from Baisden to him or something that they had purchased together for the residence. The victim reported that the couple had been separated since April 2013.

Baisden, 53, advised the Trooper that she was the one who had taken the items; however, she stated that she had a key and was invited there by the victim. She also stated that she had gotten angry and threw a cup through the window.

The victim reported to the Trooper that Baisden did not have a key and did not have permission to enter the residence. The list of items supplied by the victim totaled more than $1,000.

Bail for Baisden was set at $5,000.

In other Magistrate Court news:

• Heather Jane Lemaster, 58, was booked on March 1 by the Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies for obstructing and domestic battery. Her bail was set at $2,500.

• Kevin Wayne Whitt, 36, was booked on March 2 by the WVSP for petit larceny. His bail was set at $2,500.

• Barbara Ann Osborne, 45, was booked on March 2 by the WVSP for obstructing an officer and public intoxication. Her bail was set at $2,500.

• Justin Runyon, 19, was booked on March 4 by the Logan Police Department for shoplifting 1st offense and trespassing. His bail was set at $1,500.

• Darrell Ray Isaacs, 34, was booked on March 6 by the WVSP for drivers license revoked for DUI 2nd offense, no insurance, no seat belt and registration violation. His bail was set at $1,500.

• Scotty Joe Adkins, 26, was booked on March 6 by the WVSP for DUI 1st offense and failure to maintain control of vehicle. His bail was set at $1,500.

• Tabitha Lynn Meade, 32, was booked on March 6 by the WVSP for domestic assault 1st/2nd (by threats) and domestic battery. Her bail was set at $2,500.

• John Matthew Arthur, 21, was booked on March 6 by the WVSP for driver’s license revoked for DUI, two counts of 1st possession of marijuana less than 15 grams, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and no seat belt. His bail was set at $2,500.

• Kenneth Allen Marcum, 25, was booked on March 7 by the LPD for shoplifting 1st offense, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot, driving suspended/revoked and obstructing. His bail was set at $5,000.

• Billy Eugene Adkins, 51, was booked on March 8 by the WVSP for operating an ATV on a centerline road, driver’s license revoked for DUI, DUI (1st offense) and no helmet on ATV. His bail was set at $3,500.

• Andria Tamara Bryant, 44, was booked on March 9 for obstructing, driver’s license revoked for DUI, failure to signal turn, defective equipment, registration violation and no insurance. Her bail was set at $5,000.


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