Recent arrests include domestic assault, battery charges
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- Logan County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at Bradshaw Hollow. Dispatchers told officers they could hear a woman screaming for help before the line was cut off. When officers arrived on the scene, they walked onto the porch, where they could hear a woman screaming for help. The door was locked, so they forced entry into the residence. They located the victim and defendant, identified as Robert Franklin Russell, 39, of Whitman, in a bedroom in the back of the house. Officers noted the victim was laying in the floor and her face was bloody. Russell was sitting on the bed. The criminal complaint tells the story as follows: The victim began pointing to Russell, saying he beat her. The victim said she was trying to get dressed to go to the pharmacy when the defendant stood in front of her and said something about her killing his family. She said he punched her in the head and she fell over a table onto the floor. She said he continued to strike her in the face with both hands. She said he walked out and she crawled to the phone and call 911 for help. He came back into the room and discovered she had called for help and took the phone from her and began punching her in the face again. The victim said the louder she yelled for help, the harder he beat her. She said when she finally stopped yelling for help, he stopped beating her. Officers observed a large amount of blood on the victim’s face that had drained from her nose and significant swelling of her face, primarily on the right side. Russell was arrested and charged with domestic assault and domestic battery. His bond was set at $3,000.
- West Virginia State Police filed a criminal complaint in the Magistrate Court of Logan County after responding to a domestic disturbance call in the community of Madison Creek. The complaint says the victim told officers her ex-husband, identified as Rush J. Adkins, 54, of Lyburn, was yelling at her, then grabbed a knife. She told officers her son tried to take the knife and the two wrestled around for the knife. Officers took a statement from the son, who told them his father pulled out a large knife and tried to stab himself. The son said he tried to grab the knife and his dad pushed him and started cussing him. Officers noted while they were on the scene, Adkins would not obey commands to stop yelling obscenities at the victims while officers walked him to the cruiser parked along the road. Adkins was arrested and charged with domestic battery, domestic assault and obstruction. His bond was set at $5,000.
- Logan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Logan County 911 call to Holden for a domestic dispute. Upon arriving at the Rite Aid parking lot, deputies saw the defendant, identified as Leslie M. Dempsey, 31, of Verdunville, pushing his girlfriend. Officers did a quick Terry Frisk for their safety and found an opened knife in Dempsey’s pocket. The officer retrieved the knife and also found two white pills, believed to be Hydrocodone 7.5, loose in Dempsey’s left pocket. As the deputy was performing his investigation, Dempsey refused to cooperate and kept arguing and yelling at the victim as well as people passing by. Dempsey was arrested and charged with domestic assault, possession and obstructing an officer. His bond was set at $2,500.
- West Virginia State Police took statements from two victims who told them Richard Mazon, 57, of Mount Gay, had hit each of them with a baseball bat. Mazon was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and two counts of battery. His bond was set at $5,000.
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