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Man charged with multiple felonies in assault, abuse case

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

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

Mylon D. Downs, 30, of Salt Lick, Ky., was charged with felony attempted sexual assault, second degree, felony child abuse, felony burglary and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery Monday in connection with an incident that took place in July.

In the criminal complaint, a Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy said a woman reported she had been separated from her estranged husband since 2010, when, on July 30, 2012, he arrived at her residence in the 7100 block of Beech Drive. The woman said the man forced his way into her home, and physically abused her and her daughter, according to the complaint.

The man took the woman's cellphone and forced her and her daughter to take him to Kentucky, where they stopped at a gas station, according to the complaint. That was when the woman asked the man to get a wet paper towel from the gas station, and she fled the area in her vehicle when he exited it, according to the complaint.

Downs' bond was set at $170,000.

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

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Taylor C. Wheeler, 23, of Huntington, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdemeanor driving under the influence Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to a car accident in the 1700 block of 9th Avenue just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Once on the scene, officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle, who was unsteady on her feet and had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The driver refused field sobriety tests, and she was taken to Huntington Police headquarters, where officers administered an intoximeter test, which indicated the woman's blood alcohol content was .149.

When officers asked the woman to empty her pockets, she produced an undetermined amount of marijuana and pain medication for which she did not have a valid prescription.

There was no information in the report to indicate the driver, or any other person, was injured during the incident.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Anthony Lee Persan-Hemphill, 24, of Huntington, was charged with three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver Monday.

The arrest came after a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Charleston Avenue on Monday night. Police confiscated a total of 2.1 grams of marijuana, .7 grams of heroin, three unidentified blue pills and a bullet in the vehicle.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A 36-year-old man reported someone entered an unoccupied property he owns in the 600 block of Guyan Avenue and removed $10,000 in miscellaneous copper and other metal pipes sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. The man said the basement of the property was flooded as a result of the theft.

LARCENY: A 58-year-old man reported someone stole $7,000 in appliances from a rental property he owns in the 400 block of 5th Avenue between Feb. 27 and Monday.

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

HIT AND RUN: A 58-year-old woman reported she was driving her vehicle in the 4000 block of 16th Street Road on Monday morning, when she collided with a white van that suddenly had stopped in the road. The woman said that, after the collision, the white van drove away in an erratic manner down a gravel road adjacent to the road.

Deputies located the van at the end of the road without the driver.

The woman's vehicle sustained $1,500 in damage, and the fan sustained $3,000 in damage.

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

Eric Joseph Conroy, 41, was incarcerated at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Thomas Mcarther Harvey, 42, was incarcerated at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice, along with misdemeanor public intoxication and an unspecified misdemeanor. Bond was denied.

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