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Rachel Dove-Baldwin


Staff Writer


WILLIAMSON — The West Virginia State Police (WVSP), the Gilbert Police Department (GPD) and the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) have reported recent arrests within the county.


Richard Glenn Lester, Jr., 34, of Gilbert, was arrested on charges of DUI and driving on a revoked license for reasons other than a DUI. Lester was taken into custody by GPD Asst. Chief N.A. Glanden and Patrolman C.D. Haynes after they conducted a traffic stop on the defendant’s vehicle on Harless Drive in Gilbert that stemmed from a complaint that he was driving under the influence and had asked numerous individuals for money.


Upon speaking with Lester, the officers documented that the defendant’s speech was very slurred and his pupils were extremely small. He was administered a series of field sobriety tests which he reportedly was unable to complete. After performing a records check on the defendant’s driver’s license, the officer was informed that it had been revoked because of 2 past citations, both in 2012.


Lester was arraigned before Mingo County Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler who set bail at $5,000. He was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden until which time he met his bond requirements.


Kevin Scott Ferguson, 40, of Wharncliffe, was taken into custody by WVSP Trooper D.L. Contos on charges of obstructing/resisting an officer and 2 counts of domestic assault.


According to the criminal complaint filed by Contos, he received a complaint from Elmer Ferguson, also of Wharncliffe, who stated that his son, Kevin, had made several threats to him and his wife Marie. The father told the trooper that they just wanted him to leave their residence. Contos spoke with the defendant and said that he agreed to leave. However; the trooper was contacted at a later time and was informed that Ferguson had not only returned to the residence, but was threatening to burn down their home after they fell asleep.


Ferguson was arraigned by Magistrate Toler, who set his bond at $3,000.


Mark Lloyd, 39, of Williamson, was arrested on two separate occasions, the first being on charges of destruction of property, petit larceny and breaking and entering of a vehicle.


WVSP Trooper D.M. Williamson responded to a complaint made by Karri Lester, who stated that she had observed the defendant inside her vehicle. She said she began yelling at him to get out of the car and informed the officer that upon exiting, he grabbed a rock and struck the vehicle, doing damage to the driver’s side fender. The defendant is also accused of removing approximately $80 in cash from the interior.


Lloyd was arraigned before Magistrate Dee Sidebottom who set bail at $3,000. Four days after his initial arrest, the defendant was pulled over during a traffic stop on U.S. 119 for defective equipment (busted tail light) by MCSD Deputy M.J. Mounts. After requesting proof of registration and insurance and driver’s license, Lloyd informed Mounts that he was driving on a revoked license and did not have proper registration or insurance.


The defendant was arraigned his second time by Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler who set bond on the recent charges at $1,500.

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