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January 4, 2018

 


LOUISA, KY. -- David Bryan Johnson, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on December 29, 2017, at 10:44 A.M., by Chief Greg Fugitt of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: NON PAYMENT OF FINES, FAILURE TO APPEAR.

But the action began after the arrest for the initial charges that were just bench warrants and misdemeanor charges, when jail transport officers noticed that Johnson was clearly under the influence and his behavior was erratic. 

On Route 23 near Lowmansville, Johnson begin to kick the windows and the door wildly, due to the substance and was clearly irrational, officers said.

Lawrence Co. Jailer Roger Lee Jordan called Sheriff's Deputy Mark Wheeler for backup because Wheeler had been present at the time of the arrest and was the closest to the transport car. Wheeler got behind the transport car at the Meade's Branch area.

TRANSPORT VEHICLE DAMAGED : THIS WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND ONE OF ITS BARS REMOVED WHEN JOHNSON 'WENT WILD' ON THE WAY TO JAIL EARLIER THIS WEEK.TRANSPORT VEHICLE DAMAGED : THIS WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND ONE OF ITS BARS REMOVED WHEN JOHNSON 'WENT WILD' ON THE WAY TO JAIL EARLIER THIS WEEK.Above the Lomansville Fire Department, Johnson finally got one of the bars off and used it as a weapon to bust the window out. Jailer Jordan advised Deputy Bill Hall that he had busted the window and that he needed to stop the car.

Jordan then called the BSRDC to send their van because it is equipped with a security package.

As they were in route, officer Steve Wilburn and Chief Fugitt (who initially made the arrests) heard the call on the radio and also came to assist, followed by Dep. Chuck Jackson.

Johnson was then put in the BSRDC van and transported on to jail.

"I appreciate all of those who came to assist," Jailer Jordan said. "When an incident like this happens, there is obviously a better chance of a good outcome with numbers. Those guys didn't hesitate to come and because of that, no one was hurt."

Johnson ended up with several extra charges due to the incident, 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest and Attempted Escape and Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.

 

January 4, 2018

 

Half of all arrests were for Crystal Meth 

 

On January 3, 2018, Wayne Co., W.Va. Sheriff Thompson announced  the activity arrests for Wayne County Drug Enforcement unit in 2017. Sheriff Thompson is very pleased with the work they have done along with the Cuffed Task Force in the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.

 

WCSD DEU AND SHERIFF THOMPSONWCSD DEU AND SHERIFF THOMPSON

 

This year we have encountered substances with the following outcome.

 

*  OF THE 144 felony drug arrests and the 374 felony drug warrants, crystal meth (ice) has accounted for over 50 percent of the substances encountered by the D.E.U., with heroin accounting for approximately 25 percent. Other substances suspects have been charged with this year by us include: suboxone, marijuana card, shake and bake meth, oxycodone, clonazepam, Xanax, hydrocodone, cocaine, Opana, black tar heroin, crack cocaine, alprazolam, and neurontin.

 

*  The U.S. Marshals Task Force has aided in many of our arrests this year. The D.E.U. Has also worked with the West Virginia State Police in solving an armed robbery that occurred at the Bottom’s Up Bar on Walker’s Branch in Ceredo. In this the D.E.U. stopped the suspect vehicle approximately a week later aiding the state police in identifying the suspects involved. Inter- agency cooperation has been very effective with drug interdiction, as well as stepped up and force made by the Wayne County Sheriffs Department Road Patrol.

 

*  The D.E.U. aided Wayne Co. Sheriffs Department road patrol in a home invasion in Shoals. After a brief investigation by D.E.U., we were able to identify the suspect located in Meadowlinks Trailer Park.

 

 

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January 2, 2018

 

THE CHAINSAW BANDIT OF WAYNE COUNTY!

WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP TO CATCH MYSTERY MAN WANTED IN DECEMBER BREAKING AND ENTERING OF FORT GAY GAS SERVICE STATION USING A CHAINSAW

 

JANUARY 2, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN


Ft. Gay chainsaw robber...DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON?Ft. Gay chainsaw robber...DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON?

The West Virginia State Police is asking for the public's help in getting any information in identifying a person wanted in connection to a recent breaking and entering of a local business in which the burglar used an unusual method to gain access to the facility.

The burglary happened at the Pit Stop Service Station on U.S. Route 52 in Fort Gay in the early morning hours on December 20th, 2017.

Troopers say the unknown individual got away with several items, including money.

According to police investigators, the robbery suspect used a chainsaw to enter and exit through the floor of the building.

If anyone have any information regarding this case, the WVSP is asking that you call the Wayne County State Police Detachment. in Wayne at (304)-272-5131.