WILLIAMSON - Numerous defendants have been taken into custody in Mingo County, with several law enforcement agencies being involved in the arrests.
Misty Dawn Dillon, 30, of Borderland Rd., was arrested by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputy M.J. Miller on charges of violation of a protective order, domestic battery and domestic assault.
According to the criminal complaint, the defendant’s husband, Jonathan, called Mingo County 911 and reported that his wife Misty had come into his home; slapped him in the face and then proceeded to cut his telephone cord and also threatened to stab him. The victim had been issued a restraining order against his estranged wife and it was still in effect at the time the incident occurred.
Jessica R. Johnson, 30, of Gilbert, was taken into custody by West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Trooper C.A. Douglas on charges of DUI, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident where property damage was reported, failure to render aid and failure to maintain control.
The defendant was operating a 2003 Ford F-150 on Rt. 10 in Ben Creek when she allegedly traveled across the centerline and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Willis Johnson, Jr. After striking the other vehicle, Johnson is said to have continued without stopping until she reached the parking lot of Bonnie’s Place Convenient Store. First responders located the defendant and transported here back to the accident scene.
Trooper Douglas administered a series of field sobriety tests to Johnson, who was unable to complete them. A DMV check revealed that the defendant’s driver’s license had been suspended for multiple reasons. She told the officer she had taken prescription medication before getting behind the wheel.
William E. Mullins, 27, of Delbarton, was arrested by MCSD Deputies Miller and J.R. Fitch on charges of domestic battery after he allegedly became involved in an altercation with his father, striking him in the face with his fists, which resulted in facial injuries and a laceration to the left eye.
Justin Willie Hensley, 20, of Dans Branch, was taken into custody by Williamson Police Department (WPD) Patrolmen B.W. Gibson and J.L. Marcum on charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction, public concentration and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
While on patrol on w. 3rd Ave. in Williamson, the officers observed two individuals exiting the Phoenix Grille with an alcoholic beverage in each of their hands. Upon questioning, the patrolman could detect the strong smell of alcohol on their breath. While conducting the investigation, it was discovered that one of the individuals was underage. During the process, Hensley is said to have become very irate and refused to cooperate and acted in a threatening manner. He also refused to take an alcohol breathalyzer test and was placed under arrest.
Dewey Hopson, age unknown, from Accoville, was arrested by the Gilbert Police Department on charges of reckless driving and left of center after officers responded to a 911 call of an erratic driver weaving back and forth across the center line.
A traffic stop was conducted after the driver was observed operating his vehicle into oncoming traffic, narrowly missing striking a car. Hopson then is said to have driven off the roadway and collided with a concrete fixture.
Officers from all agencies within the county encourage all who are planning to travel during the holiday weekend to use caution and to obey speed limits. Additional patrols will be on the roadway through Sunday, as they will be on the lookout for law breakers.