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Man faces charges related to trying to obtain prescription meds

Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 4:38 PM

MORGANTOWN — A man faces felony charges for trying to obtain prescription meds in West Virginia, according to court records. Demetrius Marquis McLendon, 21, of Lithonia, Ga., was charged with crimes in Monongalia, Marion and Harrison counti...

Trial for one of the men accused in break-ins delayed

Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 4:08 PM

MORGANTOWN — The trial for one of the men accused of robbing several businesses was delayed for weeks.Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges on June 27 heard updates of several criminal cases. One was Delmas Downey who was no...

Man gets probation for distributing child pornography

Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 5:17 PM

MORGANTOWN — Gary Mayfield was sentenced to probation for distributing child pornography. On June 26, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker sentenced Mayfield, 74, to two years in prison, but it was suspended for probation. May...

Former Arts Mon director sentenced for embezzlement

Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 5:12 PM

MORGANTOWN — The former Arts Monongahela director will serve some weekends in jail and on home confinement for embezzling from the organization.Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Gaujot sentenced Ashton Cutright-Bray during a he...

Taylor County police investigating fatal shooting

Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 1:28 PM

GRAFTON — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting, though they haven’t determined if it’s accidental or a homicide. Sheriff Terry Austin said they found Frank Newbrough on June 24 in a gravel parking lot in Tay...

Former Preston dog warden charged with felony

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:48 PM

KINGWOOD — Just two days after charges were dropped against Brittaney Shearer, she has been charged, this time with a felony. Shearer, 31, of Reedsville, was arraigned June 23 on a felony charge of child abuse resulting in inju...

Wal-Mart Stores deny fault for man’s fall

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:26 PM

KINGWOOD — Wal-Mart Stores deny it was at fault in a suit filed by a Masontown man, who said he was hurt when he fell on a wet floor at the Kingwood Walmart in 2015.Jonathan David Mann filed suit in May in Preston County Circuit Court agai...

Grate attack earns woman probation

Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 5:18 PM

MORGANTOWN — A woman was sentenced to probation for attacking another person with a stove grate. On June 23, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Maderia Welling to a year in jail, but suspended it for a year pro...