By RACHEL C. DOVE
WILLIAMSON - Several arrests took place within Mingo County over the weekend, including two on outstanding warrants from crimes committed at an earlier date.
• Larry Wolford, 41, of Matewan, was arrested on domestic assault charges by Matewan Police Lt. P. Mounts, based on allegations of an incident that occurred on March 20, and was arraigned on March 26 before Magistrate Dallas Toler.
According to the criminal complaint, Wolford went to the home of his estranged wife, and when she refused to let him enter the residence, began kicking the door and is said to have yelled threats of bodily harm towards her. When Wolford damaged the entrance way enough to gain access inside, his wife ran to the neighbors and called Mingo County 911. The defendant is also accused of damaging the wall inside the apartment in three places.
Wolford had been warned to not go to the location previously that day by the officer. When Mounts arrived on scene after the emergency call was placed, the defendant had left the residence. A warrant was then issued for his arrest. Wolford was arraigned and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
• Daryl Lee Rakes, 37, of Lenore, was arrested on charges of battery stemming from an incident which took place on March 12 at the Chevron Station at Lenore.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Cpl. J. Endicott and Sgt. J. Smith, Rakes allegedly was arguing with Ella Smith and is said to have kicked her in the stomach, knocking her to the ground. The event was captured on the security camera footage belonging to the business. Charges of battery were used to obtain a warrant, and the defendant was taken into custody on March 26. Rakes was arraigned by Magistrate Toler who set bond at $500.
• John Copley, 25, of Delbarton, was arrested and arraigned on petit larceny charges from a Sept. 1, 2011, criminal complaint filed by MCSD Sgt. J. Smith and Deputy S. Smith. The complaint stated that Copley allegedly stole a Taurus revolver handgun from the garage of Brandon Hubert of Ragland and then sold it to an unidentified individual at Daystar Rd., off on U.S. 119. The handgun was valued at $600.
Copley was arraigned by Magistrate Toler and was released on a $500 bond.
• Savanna K. Kidd, 23, of South Williamson, Ky., was taken into custody on Saturday, March 24, after MCSD Deputy M.J. Miller and Delbarton Patrolman A.R. Davis conducted a traffic stop on her vehicle for reasons of swerving and crossing the center line of the highway.
The criminal complaint stated that after initiating the traffic stop, the officers detected a strong alcoholic odor coming from the breath of the defendant. Upon questioning, Kidd allegedly admitted that she has consumed 2 alcoholic beverages earlier that evening. Deputy Miller then conducted a three-part field sobriety test which showed definite signs of intoxication. The defendant was taken into custody and was transported to the sheriff’s office where a breathalyzer test was conducted, which produced a result of a .169, well over the legal limit of .08.
Kidd was charged with DUI, aggravated; left of center; and failure to show proof of insurance. She was arraigned before Magistrate Dee Sidebottom who set bond at $2,400.