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Kelli Jo Russell, 31, of Cyclone, was arrested by the Logan County Sheriff Department on August 8 for child neglect causing injury, driving with a revoked license (non-DUI), expired registration, possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain control of a vehicle and child safety seat violation.

On June 24, Sergeant B.D. Cobb received a call in reference to a motor vehicle crash located along Route 10 in the Davin area. Upon arrival, Cobb allegedly observed a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado down an embankment near Huff Creek. Cobb reports that the vehicle rolled at least one time and was being operated by Russell.

There were allegedly no skid or yaw marks. Cobb reported that it appeared Russell ran off the roadway to the right, causing the crash. Russell’s two year old daughter was an unrestrained passenger in the vehicle.

Cobb ran a check through the DMV and found that Russell’s driving privilege had been revoked for an active, unpaid citation. The registration on her vehicle was allegedly expired as well.

Russell’s daughter was transported to Cabell Huntington by helicopter with injuries that required surgery. Russell was transported by EMS to Logan Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.

While at the emergency room, staff allegedly found 11 Diazapam in Russell’s bra. A subpeona was issued for Russell’s lab results; she tested positive for Benzodiazepines.

Russell’s bail was set for $5,000.

  • The Logan Banner previously reported that Lori Collins, 39 of Danville, was arrested on July 12 by the WVSP for 13 charges each of forgery and uttering.

Between the dates of June 23 and July 1, Collins wrote at least 13 checks, allegedly forging the name of the victim on each check. She spent approximately $3,576 in several different gas stations and retail stores. Felicia Epperhart, 35, of Holden, was also arrested pertaining to this case. Epperhart is charged with conspiracy.

Trooper M.A. Broadwater has allegedly obtained video surveillance of both Epperhart and Collins in several different stores at which time Collins is seen writing the checks. According to Braodwater’s report, in the video surveillance Epperhart appears to be picking items out of teh store and placing them onto the counter for purchase. Epperhart is not observed signing or in possession of the checks, but is believed to have benefitted from the checks.

Braodwater received a recorded statement from Collins that advised that Epperhart knew the checks were stolen and was provided items that were paid for with the stolen checks.

Collins’ bail was set for $10,000. Epperhart’s bail was set for $3,500.

  • Kellie Osborne, 27, of Man, and was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on August 25. Osborne is charged with four counts each of forgery and uttering.

Between April 7 and May 23 of this year, four seperate checks were written without the victim’s permission: $200 on April 14, 2012; $200 on May 19, 2012; $120 on May 22, 2012 and $20 on May 23, 2012. The total from all of the checks is $540 and they were all cashed at the drive-thru bank at First Community Bank. The victim claims he did not sign his name to the checks.

Osborne’s bail was set for $3,000.

  • Curtis Floyd, 38, of Logan, was arrested by the WVSP on August 25 for driving revoked for DUI (third offense), driving an ATV on road way, no insurance, no registration, and exceeding 25 mph speed limit on ATV.

On June 6, Trooper R.L. Jennings was conducting a road patrol in the community of Holden, when he allegedly observed a blue Omaha 250 ATV driving on the roadway which had a centerline. Jennings conducted a traffic stop on the ATV and identified the driver as Floyd.

Floyd allegedly could not produce proof of insurance on the ATV or any proof of registration. Jennings also ran a license check throguh the WVSP communicaitons; the check showed that Floyd was driving revoked with an active DUI. Jennings also claims that the ATV was traveling well over teh required 25 mph speed limit.

Floyd’s bail was set for $5,000.

  • Brandon Lee Beverly, 38, of Whitesville, was arrested by the WVSP on August 11 for grand larceny and conspiring to commit a felony.

On July 9, Senior Trooper R.L. Glaspell received a call in reference to someone stealing mining bits from Cliff’s Natural Resources mine near the community of Lorado. Glaspell was advised by two witnesses that stated that a worker at the mine saw two men stealing the buckets of mining bits and putting them in the back of a green Kia Soul.

The two witnesses allegedly stated that they followed the vehicle, found it stopped and copied the license plate number, of which they advised Glaspell. Glaspell ran a license check on the vehicle and found that it was a rental through Enterprise. The rental company advised that Beverly was the current renter of the vehicle. Beverly also matched the alleged description of the suspect vehicle given by the two witnesses.

According to the criminal complaint, approximately 48 buckets of 14/10 were taken, valued at approximately $7,000.

Beverly’s bail was set for $10,000.


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