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Blotter: MU student arrested for intent to deliver

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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

Brent Thomas Gates, 21, of Huntington was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Thursday.

A Huntington police officer said in the criminal complaint that the department intercepted a package containing approximately 1 pound of marijuana that was addressed to Gates' dorm room in Holderby Hall on Marshall University's campus. Members of the police department made a controlled delivery to Gates' dorm room, the officer stated, and Gates accepted the package, according to the complaint.

A second officer reported in the complaint that he searched Gates' dorm room, and he discovered a baggy containing prescription pills for which Gates did not have a valid prescription.

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

FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY: Paul Jason Murphy, 41, of Huntington, was charged with felony first-degree robbery Friday.

A 32-year-old man reported he was in the 1200 block of Cypress Street at about 3 a.m. Friday when another man approached him from behind and struck him about the face and took his wallet and cellphone.

LARCENY: A 59-year-old man reported someone climbed the fence surrounding his residence in the 1000 block of 9th Avenue and took two ladders worth a total of $800 Thursday morning.

BURGLARY: An employee with Citi Mortgage reported someone entered a house the business owns in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue and damaged $700 in appliances between Dec. 20 and Thursday. The employee said an undetermined amount of copper also was stripped from the house.

LARCENY: A 31-year-old man reported someone took $630 in electronics from a chair in his office in a building in the 800 block of Madison Avenue on Thursday morning.

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

Tracy Lynn Scarberry, 44, was incarcerated at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Putnam County charged her with a felony bench warrant. Bond was denied.

Paul Jason Murphy, 41, was incarcerated at 6 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony robbery. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Jessica Lynn Coy, 26, was incarcerated at 1:35 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony fraudulent use of a credit card, along with an unspecified misdemeanor in Lincoln County. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Steven Edward Priddy, 23, was incarcerated at 1:35 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor trespassing. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Brent Thomas Gates, 20, was incarcerated Thursday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $103,000.

Amy Lynn Lewis, 21, was incarcerated Thursday evening. Authorities in Putnam County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Brian James Reed, 21, was incarcerated Thursday evening. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

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