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WILLIAMSON - According to criminal complaints obtained from Mingo County Magistrate Court, a number of defendants recently found themselves on the wrong side of the law and were arrested for their alleged offenses.


Bangor Cantrell, age unknown, of Beech Creek, was taken into custody by Mingo County (MCSD) Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith, on charges of nighttime burglary and conspiracy from a crime that was said to have occurred in June of this year,


The arrest report states that Cantrell did unlawfully and intentionally conspire with Easter Lois Cantrell, to break into the residence of Gabriel and Lisa Mahon during the night of June 11, and stole numerous items from the victims.


Summer L. Sowards, 29, of Frankfort, Ky., was arrested by Williamson Police Department Patrolmen Josh Tincher and Jarrod Marcum after being charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.


The patrolmen said they responded to a disturbance call at 219 Peter Street involving Sowards and Mark Smith. This was not the first time police had been called to the residence and had previously advised the female to obtain an EPO against Smith over incidents of alleged violence. On this occasion, Sowards claimed that Smith had pulled her hair and had struck her. No visible injuries were detected by the officers and they spoke to a witness who stated that no contact between the two had occurred.


The couple was separated and told to have no further communication that evening, but the orders were not obeyed and the police received a second call to the residence, after Sowards alleged that Smith was calling her from Kentucky, threatening her life. The female became belligerent and began cursing the officers, screaming repeatedly that no one would help her. She was asked if she had been drinking, to which she replied yes. After the bad behaviour continued, Sowards was placed under arrest.


Smith, age 31, was also arrested on charges of two counts of obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he was located living in a makeshift structure built in the rafters under a bridge within city limits.


Ronnie Campbell, 38, of Delbarton, was placed under arrest by West Virginia State Trooper J.J. Dean III, and was charged with driving on a revoked license for reasons of DUI, expired MVI, no insurance and providing false information to an officer.


The complaint states that the trooper responded to a possible copper theft at S&S Recycling at Cow Creek. Upon arrival, Dean observed the defendant in the direct vicinity and had knowledge of the accused man’s driving record. This information was confirmed through the WV Department of Motor Vehicles. Campbell was asked whether he had been operating a 1994 Ford Mustang on the premises, and was told “no”. Surveillance recordings of the property proved otherwise. An inspection of the vehicle in question produced evidence of no insurance and invalid MVI.


Herbert Leo Blevins, 31, of Williamson, was arrested by MCSD Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith and Deputy Stephen Smith and was charged with conspiracy and receiving and transferring stolen property, after he allegedly conspired to sell approximately $2,000 worth of stolen copper cable, radiators, aluminum wire and dead end angle shoes to Big Frank’s Scrap Yard. The items were brought to the salvage business on two separate occasions and were found to have been stolen from an Appalachian Electric Power location at Goodman Hollow.


The defendants will be making an appearance in magistrate court for a hearing on the charges made against them.


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