Multiple arrests reported in Mingo County
by Rachel Dove-Baldwin
Civitas News Service
WILLIAMSON — Law enforcement officers within Mingo County filed numerous arrest reports in magistrate court during the last week that includes a variety of charges.
Wanda Gilman, 44, of Delbarton, was taken into custody by West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Trooper J.J. Dean III, on one count each of domestic assault and domestic battery. A complaint was filed by Charles Estepp, the boyfriend of the defendant, alleging that Gilman had struck him in the face multiple times with her fists. Estepp was also arrested on the exact same charges, after his girlfriend told the officer that he had pulled her from her vehicle and punched her in the face. Trooper Dean stated in the arrest report that both victims had visible bruises from the reported assaults.
Gilman and Estepp were arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom who issued each of them a $2,000 bond. The defendants were remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail.
Dwayne Muncy, 39, of Delbarton, was arrested on an outstanding warrant that had been issued on Jan. 18th, for reasons of domestic assault. Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Joe Smith and Deputy Steven Smith obtained the warrant after they received a complaint from Mallie Muncy, the defendant’s
aunt, who told police she had asked her nephew to leave her residence and that he had refused. She reported that the defendant had become enraged and had threatened her with physical force, saying that he was going to “beat her head in”. The aunt is confined to a hospital bed and is non-ambulatory, and stated that his threats made her fear for her safety.
Muncy was arraigned by Magistrate Pam Newsome and was released from custody after meeting the stipulations of his $500 personal recognizance bond.
Jerry Paul Varney, 24, of Delbarton, was placed under arrest by WVSP Trooper D.L. Contos on a single charge of assault. Varney is accused of attempting to gain entry into the residence of Jimmy Pilkins, who lives at Dingess, when he was requested to leave by the homeowner. Varney is said to have drew back his fist, threatening to do bodily harm to the victim.
Varney was arraigned by Magistrate Sidebottom and was issued a personal recognizance bond in the amount of $500.
Each of these defendants is scheduled to make an appearance in magistrate court next week for a preliminary hearing.
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