By RACHEL DOVE-BALDWIN
WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Magistrate Dallas Toler had a busy day on the bench Tuesday, presiding over several preliminary hearings and arraignments, on a variety of charges.
Anthony John Fleming, 26, of Dingess, was remanded back to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail following a bond revocation hearing that stemmed from additional charges being filed against the defendant.
Fleming was first arrested on May 14 of this year on charges of domestic assault and domestic battery after he allegedly assaulted Crystal Fleming on May 9, striking her in the face and torso with a closed fist, causing bruising and swelling to her eyes, jaw and severe contusions to her back and neck.
He was also charged with obstructing/resisting an officer after he was found hiding behind a large piece of paneling inside the residence where he was arrested. Fleming was later released from custody after meeting bond requirements, but found himself once again in Magistrate Court, answering new charges from two separate burglaries that occurred on June 5th and June 10th in the Dingess community.
On June 5, Justin Marcum, of Dingess, filed a complaint against Fleming, accusing him of stealing one Red Tail Boa Constrictor snake and one Amazon Tree Boa Constrictor snake, valued at a total of $640. On June 10, the defendant is said to have broken into the residence of Jason Nelson while he was away, removing a variety of items totaling a worth of approximately $500. Crystal Fleming, the woman he was arrested for assaulting in May is listed on the criminal complaint as an accomplice in the second burglary. The pair was seen fleeing the scene on an ATV.
Fleming was arraigned on Monday on the snake theft (burglary) and was issued a bond by Special Magistrate Joey Kohari of $7,500. He was transported to the jail and was brought back to magistrate court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on the burglary and petit larceny charges. During the arraignment process, he was informed his bond was revoked because of the additional charges. He was remanded back to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden where he remains.
In other court news, several cases were continued, per the attorney’s or the arresting officer’s request, including those against Jason Ball, Larry Varney, Samantha Marcum and Joseph Justice. Capias warrants were issued for reasons of failure to appear for defendants Franklin Spears, Charles Marcum and Kayla Cook.
Hearings are also scheduled for today and Wednesday in Magistrate Court.