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A Logan man was booked on April 10 for burglarizing a church.


According to a complaint filed by the West Virginia State Police, the Eagle Sanctuary was burglarized sometime between Dec. 14-17, 2013, when approximately $5,229 worth of tools was taken from the church.


Tony Ellis, 35, was charged with burglary and grand larceny. His bail was set at $30,000.


• Ronald Smith, 46, of Lorado, was accused of burglary (entering without breaking). According to the complaint, the victim came out of a bedroom and found Smith in the kitchen of their residence at Crites. The victim stated that the door to the residence was unlocked and no damage was done to the doors or windows. Upon Smith leaving, the victim discovered multiple bathroom cabinets open but nothing missing. Smith’s bail was set at $15,000.


• Arthur Collins, 37, of Davin, was booked by the Logan County Sheriff Deputies on April 16 for two counts of transferring stolen property. Collins is accused of selling copper cable stolen from a loadout facility at Kopperston owned by NS Railroad. His bail was set at $7,500.


• James Larry Kirkendoll, 36, of Verdunville, was booked on April 14 for crimes allegedly committed during the summer of 2011 and between summer and winter of 2013. According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed on Kirkendoll’s residence were various stolen items were discovered. Kirkendoll reportedly admitted to taking a Husqvarna chain saw valued at $1,300 from Fabtech in the summer of 2011 and a Smith & Wesson AR-15 valued at approximately $1,200 from Mike Ferrell Toyota sometime between summer and winter of 2013. Kirkendoll was charged with grand larceny and his bail was set at $25,000.


• John Clayton Backus was booked on April 8 for grand larceny and conspiracy by the West Virginia State Police. According to the complaint, a surveillance camera showed Backus and an accomplice taking 23 large pins from DNS Machine at Mud Fork on Nov. 11, 2013. The accomplice is accused of selling the items to H&P Recycling for $126.40. A spokesman for DNS Machine states that the value of the pins was more than $500 each, making the overall value of the theft at $11,500. Backus reportedly admitted that he, along with the accomplice, took the pins. Backus was also accused of taking more than $2,500 worth of scrap metal and material from National Mine Supply at Rum Creek on April 2. Backus allegedly sold the items to Vance’s Recycling. Some of the items were recovered, but other items had already been processed by Vance’s Recycling. Backus’ bail was set at $25,000.


In other magistrate court news:


• Joseph Allan Mullins, 32, was booked on April 10 for two counts of domestic assault and two counts of domestic battery. His bail was set at $2,500.


• Dale Keith Allen, 46, was booked on April 11 for obstructing and public intoxication. His bail set at $1,000.


• Lowell Edward Young, 20, was booked on April 12 for battery. His bail was set at $2,000.


• Donovan Tyrone Riley, 19, was booked on April 13 for battery. His bail was set at $1,000.


• Darby Wes Frye, 43, was booked on April 13 for DUI, improper turning, driving on revoked license and a pretrial misdemeanor charge. His bail was set at $25,000.


• Marcus Carmel Hughes, 18, was booked on April 14 for possession of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $3,500.


• Brandon James Jones, 20, was booked on April 14 for domestic battery and domestic assault. His bail was set at $5,000.

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