David Bumgarner, 43, of Pecks Mill, and Christopher Bumgarner, 22, also of Pecks Mill, were arrested by Mingo County Sheriff’s Deputies Stewart and Hatfield.
David Bumgarner was charged with conspiracy to commit grand larceny, fleeing and obstructing an officer.
Christopher Bumgarner was charged with grand larceny and conspiracy. More charges may be pending, according to Mingo County law enforcement officers.
The two men allegedly stole an ATV from a residence in Mingo County, according to Deputy Eric Sherrill of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.
“They stole a four-wheeler in broad daylight,” Sherrill said. “They pulled up to a residence over in Gilbert. There was an ATV on a trailer at the residence. They hitched it up to their truck and took off with it. The victim’s father saw them do it. We were in the area and we saw it over at Horsepen Mountain, and we followed them. He (David Bumgarner) tried to pull over but we saw him and arrested him.”
Both men were booked at the Southwestern Regional Jail at 4:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
Bumgarner was already on $25,000 bond when the incident occurred, as a few weeks ago he had entered a guilty plea in Logan Circuit Court to smuggling drugs into the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. During the proceedings, Logan Prosecutor Brian Abraham asked for Bumgarner’s bond to be revoked as he had been issued a citation for driving without a license and soliciting a prostitute by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Brewer while on bond. Bumgarner’s attorney denied that allegation and asked that his client be allowed to stay out of jail over the holidays on the $25,000 bond.
Judge Eric O’Briant had warned David Bumgarner to stay out of trouble until he returned to court.
Deputy Sherrill told The Logan Banner that David Bumgarner will face further charges including driving without a license in the Gilbert ATV incident.
“We were in a hurry yesterday and didn’t have time to check into his record,” Sherrill explained. “But there are more charges pending against him.”
Prosecutor Abraham said an attachment would be filed against David Bumgarner to keep him in jail until his court appointment on Thursday where his plea agreement on the smuggling charge would be officially entered.