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Claude Edward Hoosier, 38, of Lorado, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on August 12 for possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy to commit a felony, child neglect, DUI, DUI with an unemancipated minor under 16, simple possession of marijuana, failure to maintain control and driving an unsafe vehicle.

On August 12, Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs was dispatched to a two car vehicle accident by Logan 911 in the community of Braeholm. During the investigation, Boggs found that, at the time of the accident, Hoosier was driving a blue Chevy Monte Carlo with a donut spare tire which is unsafe to properly drive.

In his written report, Boggs also said that Hoosier was unable to maintain control of his vehicle and hit an oncoming Ford Escape.

While searching Hoosier’s vehicle, Boggs located a small, clear plastic bag contain a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana (less than 5 grams). Boggs then traveled to Logan Regional Medical Center to speak to Hoosier who was in the ER waiting room. Boggs said that Hoosier’s eyes looked glassy and he had trouble keeping them open.

Boggs then had Hoosier perform all three field sobriety tests. Hoosier allegedly failed them all.

Hoosier allegedly then admitted to Boggs that he had taken one Hydrocodone, one Clonazepam and smoked one joint before leaving his residence. Boggs obtained permission from Hoosier to obtain a blood draw kit.

During a pat down search of Hoosier, Boggs allegedly located a small, silver pill tube with four Clonazepam, a schedule IV controlled substance.

During further investigation, Boggs made contact with Hoosier’s wife who advised that their 13-year-old son was riding in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. The son did suffer multiple injuries and was being treated.

Hoosier’s wife also gave Boggs a black pill bottle that Hoosier allegedly told her to hide in her purse. The bottle contained 11 Hydrocodone and four pink Clonazepam.

Hoosier’s bail is set for $$25,000.

• Nina Marie Ferrell, 28, of Chapmanville, was arrested by the WVSP on August 14 for burglary.

On August 14, Trooper N.C. Boothe responded to a burglary in progress at the corner of Trace Fork and Big Creek Road. Boothe arrived on the scene to find Ferrell and two others being detained by several apparent neighbors of the victim.

Boothe then detained Ferrell and proceeded to interview witnesses.

One witness told Boothe that she observed Ferrell open a back window of the victim’s home and proceed to enter the home. She went on the say that Ferrell stayed in the home for at least five minutes before exiting through the back window.

Boothe then questioned Ferrell who advised that she was attempting to make contact with the victim to make sure he was of well being. However, she then stated that she knew the victim was out of town.

The victim’s daughter advised Boothe that she was not sure if anything was missing from the home.

Ferrell’s bail is set for $10,000.

• Samantha Toler, 21, of Dunbar, was arrested on August 12 by the West Virginia State Police. Toler was arrested under a warrant for the crime of embezzlement that she allegedly committed on May 11 of this year.

According to legal documents, Toler was working as manager at Hardees. She allegedly obtained a $604.38 deposit from Hardees that she was supposed to deposit at the end of her shift. A witness who worked at Hardees told the WVSP that Toler took the deposit out of Hardees.

Toler’s bail is set for $7,500.


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