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BLOTTER: Teens charged with underage consumption at dance

Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Cabell County Sheriff's Office:

UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION, CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR: An employee at Cabell Midland High School reported another staff member noticed a male student "acting drunk" during the school's homecoming dance Saturday night.

The student was escorted to the school's main office, where he reportedly admitted to consuming Hypnotiq, a beverage containing vodka, prior to arriving at the dance. A deputy at the school administered a breathalyzer test, which showed the student had a blood alcohol content of .203. The student was transported to a local hospital, and school officials contacted the student's parents, who met the ambulance at the hospital.

Staff members also determined the student's date, a female juvenile, also had consumed alcohol prior to the dance, and her blood alcohol content was found to be .055. School officials contacted her parents, who picked her up from the dance.

Juvenile petitions for underage consumption were filed against each student, and deputies have a suspect.

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:

SOLICITING PROSTITUTION: Melissa Dawn Bates, 35, of Huntington was charged with felony soliciting prostitution, third offense on Sept. 24.

Members of HPD's Special Emphasis Unit were conducting undercover operations in the 1200 block of 20th Street the night of Sept. 24 when a woman agreed to perform sexual acts on an undercover officer for an undetermined amount of money. The woman was taken into custody, and a background check revealed she had two prior arrests for soliciting prostitution.

FALSE PRETENSE: A manager at Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House reported an employee asked to cash a check worth $2,000 on Sept. 12. The employee told the manager that she needed the cash to purchase a vehicle, and the check was cashed at the restaurant.

The manager was informed by the business's bank on Sept. 18 that the check was being returned. The employee told the manager there had been a mix-up with a deposit, and that she would provide money soon. The manager said she never received the money from the employee, who was fired.

BURGLARY: A 62-year-old woman reported someone took $1,400 in jewelry from her residence in the 3000 block of Washington Avenue sometime Monday.

BURGLARY: A 35-year-old man reported someone entered his residence in the 100 block of Parkway Drive on Monday and took more than $2,000 in electronics and $1,300 in jewelry.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Clinton David Gibson, 30, was incarcerated at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony receiving and transferring stolen property. Bond was $10,000.

Anthony Scott Merritt, 33, was incarcerated at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Curtis Wilson Sias, 22, was incarcerated at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with felony receiving/transferring stolen property and grand larceny. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Eric Paige Humphreys, 34, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Mason County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Bobby Lee Williams, 33, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony wanton endangerment. Bond was $10,000.

Daniel Olen Price, 28, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony grand larceny and receiving/transferring stolen property, along with misdemeanor domestic battery. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

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