Debbie Rolen Staff Writer
August 21, 2013
The arrest information is taken from criminal complaints, which are public information. Anyone arrested is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
• Curtis James Jeffrey, 42, of Pecks Mill, was arrested and charged with two counts of fraudulent schemes and failure to transfer vehicle title. Jeffrey sold a victim a fork lift for $4,000 and the victim provided a proof of sell with Jeffrey’s signature on it. Jeffrey failed to deliver the title. Upon further investigation, West Virginia State Police discovered Jeffrey did not own the fork lift.
• Tammy Renea Muncey, 40, of Ethel, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering. West Virginia State Police responded to a burglary in progress and found Muncey in the residence. Muncey told the officer it was her father’s home and he had died and she had permission to be in the residence from Greentree Lending. The officer spoke with Brenda Muncey who said it was her home and Ms. Muncey did not have permission to be there. A statement was obtained from a neighbor who saw the accused kick in the door and the officer spoke with Greentree Mobile Home Loans and was advised nobody had given the accused permission to go into the residence. Her bond was set at $1,000.
• Marie Lowe Conley, 38, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with shoplifting 3rd, conspiracy, trespassing and possession of a controlled substance. Marie Conley conspired with her husband to shoplift meat products (steaks) from Wal Mart No. 2610. Conley was already on trespass notice after two previous shoplifting offenses. As Conley was searched to arrest, the Logan City Police officer found a small black bag, which contained several used hypodermic needles, a string used to “tie off” with and cotton. The items stolen were valued at $107.16. Bond was set at $7,500.
• Minnis Bryant, 23, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with 20 counts of sexual assault 3rd. A juvenile placed a complaint of having lived with the accused on and off since December 2012 and the two had sexual intercourse at least twice a week from March up to the juvenile’s 16th birthday in July. Bond was set at $10,000.
• Dakota Butcher, 21, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with burglary when a West Virginia State Police officer responded to an apartment in Commerce Park. Upon his arrival the officer spoke with the victim, who said the accused entered her residence. She said she woke up and Butcher was in her room. The victim chased him out of her apartment. The officer noticed damage to the back door of the apartment where the accused had entered. The officer found the accused, who said he entered the residence in an attempt to get money back that belonged to him. Bond was set at $7,500.
• Gregory Scott Brumfield, 26, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with ten counts of obtaining goods by fraud access device. The victim filed a complaint with the Chapmanville Police Department that said his bank card was stolen. The officer began an investigation and requested video surveillance where the accused was caught on surveillance at times the victim’s card was used to make false/fraud transactions with the victim’s card. The officer identified the accused from the surveillance video. Bond was set at $10,000.
• Michael Shane Sparks, 21, of Chapmanville, was arrested for grand larceny and breaking and entering (non-dwelling) after an investigation by the West Virginia State Police. A battery was stolen from a gas well site in Logan County off of Saw Mill Road at Chapmanville. The battery was equipped with a tracker and allowed private investigators to locate the batter in Sparks’ vehicle. Sparks contacted the officer later that night and told him he broke the lock off the box and stole the battery from the well site to use in his truck. The battery was valued at $1,200. Bond was set at $3,000.