ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer
May 22, 2013
WILLIAMSON - Several criminal complaints were obtained from Mingo County Magistrate Court, with varying charges and law enforcement agencies making the arrests.
Brian Bentley, 39, of Rawl, was arrested by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputies M. Lendearo and E. Sherrill on a single charge of violating a restraining order. The complaint states that an order of protection was filed against the defendant by his wife, who feared for her safety. Bentley is alleged to have entered a residence where she was staying in an attempt to speak with her. The victim, believing she was in danger, fled the residence and called Mingo County 911 and asked for assistance.
Bentley was arraigned before Magistrate Pam Newsome and was released on a personal recognizance bond.
Mark E. McCoy, 35, of Matewan, was taken into custody by MCSD Deputy S. Smith and Matewan Police Chief A. Mounts on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, destruction of property and discharging a gun within 500 feet of a dwelling.
According to the report, the defendant is accused of entering the home of his parents and firing a bullet from a 38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver into their television, which had an estimated value of $500. McCoy then left the location and walked to the home of his girlfriend, concealing the handgun from sight by placing it in the waistband of his pants.
McCoy was arraigned by Magistrate Newsome and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $1,500 bond.
Randy K. Nichols, 30, of Lenore, was arrested on charges of computer fraud and obtaining under a false pretense by MCSD Sgt. Joe Smith.
The defendant is accused of stealing a BB&T debit card belonging to Sandra Collins from the Laurel Creek residence of Allan Maynard, and withdrawing funds on three separate occasions at the Naugatuck Branch of the Bank of Mingo, totaling $300.
Nichols was arraigned before Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and was released from custody after meeting the requirements of the bond set in this case.
Goldie Davis, age unknown, of Laurel Creek, was taken into custody by MCSD Cpl. P. Muncy on charges of forgery, uttering and obtaining goods under false pretenses.
Davis is said to have stolen two checks from Sandra Collins and Allan Maynard, forging a false name and cashing them at the Lenore Chevron station in the amounts of $120 and $150.
Davis was arraigned before Mingo County Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler and was remanded to jail on a bond of $5,000.