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Charleston woman arrested on felony drug possession, larceny

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

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

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Gidget M. Williams, 34, of Charleston, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Adams Avenue just after 7 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a larceny in progress.

When officers arrived, they located a person matching the description of the suspect in the business. Witnesses told the officers they witnessed the suspect remove a woman's purse from a buggy before taking it to the women's restroom, and the incident was captured by the business' surveillance cameras.

While officers were searching the suspect, they found prescription pain medication, for which the suspect did not have a valid prescription, and other drug paraphernalia.

BURGLARY: A 27-year-old man reported someone entered his home in the 1000 block of 8th Street sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning and took $900 in electronics.

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

Thomas Franklin Bryant, 21, of Huntington, was arrested on March 7 and charged with felony conspiracy in connection to an incident that took place in February.

An officer with the Metro Drug Enforcement Task Force said in the complaint that on Feb. 15 members of the force conducted a controlled pay back to a man for a quantity of marijuana that had been sent to a source working with the task force.

Officers said the man's role in this conspiracy was to collect money from people who had received marijuana from a particular dealer and store it until the dealer came to retrieve it.

Bryant's bond was set at $25,000.

Eric Keith Murphy, 33, of Culloden, was charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor trespassing in connection with an incident that happened Tuesday evening.

A man forced entry into a residence in the 3000 block of Church Street in Culloden on Tuesday while the residents, a man and a woman, were home, a deputy with the Cabell County Sheriff's Department said in the complaint.

Murphy's bond was set at $7,000.

Michale Dwayne Clagg, 41, of Milton, was charged with felony grand larceny Tuesday in connection with an incident that happened Monday.

An officer with the Milton Police Department said in the complaint that a man reported he fell asleep while drinking with a friend at a residence in the 1500 block of Glenwood Road on Tuesday.

The man told the officer he awoke to discover his pick-up truck, worth $2,300, was missing from where he parked it, according to the complaint.

The man said he talked to the friend he had been drinking with, who told him he took the truck to get more beer, the officer stated in the complaint. However, the truck was located along Jenkins Creek Road, which, the officer stated, was six miles from any establishment that sold alcoholic beverages.

The officer talked to the residents of a home along Jenkins Ridge Road who told him the friend told them he had stolen the truck and wrecked it, according to the complaint.

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

Beth Ann Smith, 28, of Milton, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdemeanor obstruction Wednesday.

An informant for the Milton Police Department told an officer on Wednesday that a woman had been attempting to sell her narcotics.

The officer said he told the informant to text the woman and say she had a new phone number, and the informant gave the woman the officer's phone number.

The officer said he received a text from the woman asking about the pills, and he and the woman arranged a deal. The officer said when the woman showed up at the location and saw the officer, she dropped the pills, and she lied to the officer about her knowledge or possession of the pills.

The officer found the pills the woman was going to sell him, and he located 10 more pills in her purse.

Smith's bond was set at $40,000.

Anthony Harold Vanperson, 27, of Huntington, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony daytime burglary in connection to an incident that took place Monday.

A Milton Police officer said he was dispatched to a burglary Monday at a residence in the 1100 block of Florida Street.

A woman at the residence told the officer she was upstairs when she heard her back door open. She said she came downstairs to find a man slouched over in her kitchen, and she said he ran out of the door when he saw her.

The officer was able to track down the suspect to a nearby residence, and he turned himself into police on Tuesday.

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

Kenneth Lamonte Michaux, 42, of Huntington, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony concealment or removal of a minor child from custodian or from person entitled to visitation in connection with an incident that occurred in February.

An officer with the Huntington Police Department said a woman, who is the legal guardian of a 12-year-old boy, reported on Feb. 9 that the boy's father, who had no legal custodial rights to the child, sent her a text message that said he was moving to South Carolina and taking the boy with him. The man also told her he had rented a moving truck.

Officers tracked down the truck through the moving company.

Michaux's bond was set at $50,000.

Tanya Dee Collins, 21, of Huntington, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, misdemeanor battery of a police officer, misdemeanor obstruction and speeding in connection to an incident Wednesday.

A Milton Police Officer on patrol near the 28 mile marker of I-64, near the Milton exit, said he observed a vehicle traveling at 80 mph.

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and he said he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer asked the driver if there was marijuana or any other illegal items in the car, and she told him, "No," and stated the odor was her new perfume.

The officer asked the woman to exit the vehicle and provided her with a consent to search form for her to sign. The officer said after the woman signed the form, she told him she did not consent to the search. The officer asked for the woman to give back the clipboard she used to sign the form, and she refused to do so. She attempted to force her way out of the patrol car by striking the officer in the face and chest.

The officer said he attempted to place the woman's hands behind her back to place her in handcuffs, but she continued to fight with him. The officer said he was able to use an arm bar and leg sweep to force the woman to the ground, where she was placed in handcuffs.

When the officer searched the vehicle, he found 54.56 grams of marijuana, a digital pocket scale and other drug paraphernalia.

Collins' bond was set at $10,300.

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

Tia Lynn Carr, 20, was incarcerated at 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Putnam County charged her with felony attempting to operate a clandestine lab and felony child neglect. Bond was $100,000.

Joe Seals, 35, was incarcerated at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with three counts felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, along with a single count misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $100,000.

Dawn Marie Fox, 42, was incarcerated at 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony wanton endangerment. Bond was denied pending arraignment.