The Logan Banner previously reported that a warranted arrest was made by the West Virginia State Police on April 25 for Krista Anne Cook, 26 of Huntington, for a crime she allegedly committed with two accomplices on March 19. Those accomplices were William Ball Jr., 32, of Holden, and Leonard Charles Hogan, 33, of Naugatuck.
On the evening of March 19, the WVSP responded to an emergency call in the Holden area in reference to a robbery.
Upon arriving on scene, Trooper J. E. Garren spoke with the victim. She told him that Cook, along with two men, picked her up in an old Ford Mustang and drove her to a remote area. Once they arrived, one of the men allegedly kicked the victim in the face and knocked her unconscious.
When she awoke, approximately $230 and an Android smart phone were missing from her pockets, and the defendants had fled.
At the time of the report, neither Ball nor Hogan had been arrested. However, both of those men have recently been taken into custody.
Ball was arrested for the charges of first degree robbery and conspiracy; Hogan was arrested for conspiracy.
While both men had additional warrants out for their arrests, all of Hogan’s alleged offenses occurred in Logan County.
Hogan allegedly stole a 1999 Pontiac in 2010; for this, he was arrested for grand larceny. In 2011, he allegedly conspired to steal a man’s identity to acquire treatment at Logan Regional Hospital and forged the man’s name on hospital documents; for this, he was arrested for taking the identity of another, forgery and conspiracy. In 2004, he allegedly rented two video tapes (Training Day and The Transporter) and failed to return them; for this, he was arrested for failure to return rental property.