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Quinn arrested on multipled charges

Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com

September 20, 2013

Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies were recently dispatched to Tom Steele Hollow at Switzer for a domestic call. Deputies filed documentation of the arrest with the Magistrate Court of Logan County. This report is public information. The person arrested is innocent until proven guilty.


Upon arrival they spoke with the victim, who stated her husband, who was later identified as Paul Joseph Quinn, 31, of Logan, had been calling her and making threats to both her and her boyfriend, stating he had access to guns and that he was coming to take care of business.


While deputies were on the scene, Quinn made numerous calls and continued to make threats, so they explained she could obtaina domestic violence protective order. The deputies gave the victim a ride to magistrate court and while they were awaiting the arrival of Magistrate Williamson, Logan 911 contacted them Quinn was at the victim’s residence making threats to the boyfriend. The deputies went back to Tom Steele Hollow. Upon arrival, they observed a green Jeep Compass make an abrupt left turn from W.Va. Route 44 onto Tom Steele Hollow Road, the vehicle then turned off its headlight as it passed the victim’s residence and made a turn in a driveway and came back toward the victim’s residence, the deputies activated the emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the vehicle attempted to go around the cruiser, which had to block the roadway to get the vehicle to stop.


The deputies then conducted a felony traffic stop and while having Quinn exit the vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. Quinn refused to perform the three standard field sobriety tests and he was offered a preliminary breath test, which he refused. At that time, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s office where he was read his implied consent sheet which he refused to sign and asked to perform and secondary chemical breath test (Intoximeter), which he refused to submit to. He was then served with a domestic violence protective order and transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail.


Quinn was charged with obscene, anonymous, harassing, repeated and threatening telephone calls; domestic assault; traffic violation for driving without lights when lights are required and driving under the influence.