Man charged with malicious wounding

By Ron Gregory ronjgregory@gmail.com

March 26, 2014

RANGER — A Lincoln County man has been charged with felony malicious wounding and faces two petty larceny charges after an incident early Saturday morning, March 22.

According to records in Lincoln County magistrate court, Randall Toney was charged by State Police Trooper Jones of the Hamlin Detachment.

A relative said Collie Smith, 63, of Ranger was awakened at about 2 a.m., Saturday, when someone came to his door. The man, who the relative said recently suffered from a stroke, opened the door to find that at least two men were asking to be allowed inside “to use the telephone.”

After Smith let the visitors inside, they attacked him, according to the relative and police reports. One injury sustained by Smith was a broken jaw, his relative said. He was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Magistrate court records show that Toney appeared before Lincoln County Magistrate Sophia Tulley on Monday. She set his bond at $5,000 on the felony malicious wounding charge and $1,000 on each of two misdemeanor larceny counts. He was freed on personal recognizance bond.

Trooper Jones was not available Tuesday when a reporter attempted to contact him. Another police source said, however, that the investigation into the incident is continuing and additional charges could be filed.