Last updated: July 24. 2014 7:29PM - 1628 Views
Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

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Amanda Jean Fuchs, 28 of Accoville, and Austin Robert Ezell, 19 of Waterford, Mississippi, were arrested by the WVSP on July 19 for multiple charges. Fuchs has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy. Ezell is charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana.

On July 19, Trooper J.E. Garren was performing routine road patrol when he observed a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling on Buffalo Creek Road with a broken windshield and an expired MVI sticker.

Garren turned and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. The Equinox allegedly sped up and turned into the Robinette Apartments. Garren began to approach the vehicle when Fuchs allegedly exited from the passenger side and ran towards the apartments.

Garren caught Fuchs and detained her. He reports he found a plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance weighing greater than 15 grams in Fuchs’ front sweater pocket.

Garren also received an audio recorded statement from Ezell that he drove Fuchs to the Robinette Apartments so she could sell the marijuana for $250.

Both defendant’s bails are set for $5,000.

• Nicole Wakefield, 37, of Chapmanville, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on July 18 for daytime burglary, disorderly conduct, domestic assault and brandishing a deadly weapon.

One July 1, Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker responded to a domestic situation in the community of Kitchen. Upon arrival, Honaker was advised by the victim that that Wakefield had come over to her residence, threatened the victim and got into a fight with her (Wakefield’s) son.

Honaker was advised that no one wanted to press charges and that Wakefield would stay away.

Approximately one hour later, Honaker was advised by the Logan County 911 that Wakefield had come back to the residence with a large metal wrench, walked through the door and threatened to kill the victim.

When Honaker arrived back on scene, he was advised by the victim that Wakefield did not knock on the door, but just walked inside of her residence without permission. The victim also advised that she told Wakefield to leave several times. Wakefield refused to do so and allegedly threatened to kill the victim.

Honaker was able to locate the wrench Wakefield was accused of using.

Wakefield’s bail is set for $10,000.


Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-784-7329 or on Twitter at @kblackb2)

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