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Blotter: Man arrested after reportedly using fake $20 bill

May. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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

COUNTERFEITING: Luke Andrew Justice, 33, of Huntington was charged with two felony counts of counterfeiting Monday afternoon.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 900 block of 9th Avenue on Monday afternoon for a report of a man who was attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill.

An employee at the business told the officer the man attempted to use the counterfeit note to make a purchase at the store, and she told the officer it appeared the note had been marked counterfeit prior to that incident.

A witness told the officer that, prior to entering that business, the man had attempted to use the same counterfeit note at a gas station across the street, but that purchase was denied by the clerk at the store.

BREAKING AND ENTERING (AUTO): A 53-year-old woman reported someone removed the front driver's side door from her vehicle while it was parked in the 3000 block of Wallace Circle between Sunday night and Monday morning and took a laptop worth $1,500 from inside. The vehicle sustained $200 in damage.

LARCENY: A 29-year-old woman reported someone took her wedding ring set, worth $4,700, from a room at a tanning business in the 100 block of 6th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

The woman said she removed the jewelry to tan at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, and she returned to the business at about 8 p.m., when she realized she left the jewelry there. The woman said she and other employees searched the room and other locations in the business, but they did not locate the jewelry.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: An employee of the city of Huntington reported someone entered a city garage along West 3rd Avenue and took nine car batteries, worth a total of $1,000, sometime Friday evening.

BURGLARY: A 27-year-old woman reported someone forced entry into a rental property she owns in the 700 block of Washington Avenue and took $2,020 in appliances and miscellaneous items some time between Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

Jewelee R. Erwin, 19, of Hurricane, was arrested Monday and charged with felony accessory before the fact in connection with an incident that took place earlier this month.

On April 18, a man entered a residence in the 2200 block of 3rd Street in Culloden and stole $1,122 in electronics and cash, a Cabell County Sheriff's deputy said in the complaint. While the man was in the home, the deputy said a woman stood by the fence of the home as a lookout.

Erwin's bond was set at $10,000.

In a separate case, Teresa Ann Rood, 35, of Huntington, Christopher Burns, 22, both of Huntington, and Daniel Shane Holland, of Ona, were arrested Tuesday and each charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

On Monday, Cabell County Sheriff's Deputies received a tip about possible drug activity in the presence of children at a residence in the 7000 block of Beech Drive, a deputy said in the complaint.

When deputies arrived, they found a woman, who was the home's tenant, and two men in the home, and the woman agreed to let the deputies search the residence. One of the men also admitted to living at the residence.

The deputies found a trash bag that contained 10 individually wrapped bags of a total of 12.1 grams of marijuana, a set of digital scales, a grinder and two marijuana pipes.

The criminal complaint did not indicate that children were found inside of the residence.

Rood's bond was set at $25,000, and Holland's bond was set at $50,000. Burns's bond was set at $10,000.

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

Kelly Jean Stickler, 32, was incarcerated at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony soliciting prostitution, third offense, and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $30,000.

Allison Marie Edwards, 25, was incarcerated at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with an active felony bench warrant. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

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