Mingo deputy makes 2 arrests
by Ralph B. Davis
WILLIAMSON — Two criminal complaints were filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court by Deputy Sheriff M.J. Miller that both yielded arrests during the holiday season.
Glen Ed Marcum, 37, of Winco Block, was taken into custody on Christmas Eve after a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle he was operating. The police report states that Deputy Miller was on patrol on U.S. 119 in the Williamson area when he observed a 1993 Chevrolet C1500 truck traveling in the northbound lane, which crossed the center line into the oncoming lane and then swerved back toward the shoulder. The vehicle also had excessive muffler noise.
After completing the traffic stop, the officer seen that the defendant was not wearing a seatbelt. Upon performing a driver’s license status check with the DMV, Deputy Miller was advised that it was revoked for 4 previous violations dated Sept. 2011; Oct. 2011; Aug. 2012, and Oct. 2012.
The defendant was charged with DUS, left of center, no seatbelt, no proof of insurance and defective equipment. He was arraigned by Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and received a bond amount of $1,425. The defendant was released from custody after posting bail.
Jimmy Lee Adkins, 50, of Williamson, was arrested by Deputy Miller on charges of DUI, left of center and no valid driver’s license after he allegedly came close to striking the officer’s cruiser after veering across the center line in his direction while traveling on Rt. 52 near the town of Kermit.
Deputy Miller states in the complaint that he observed the 2001 Jeep Cherokee swerve into the southbound lane of the highway in which he was traveling, and said that he had to go off of the side of the roadway to avoid a collision. After turning around and pursuing Adkins for a short time and then performing a traffic stop, Miller made contact with Adkins and detected a strong alcoholic beverage odor on his breath. The defendant allegedly admitted to the officer that he had been consuming beer throughout the evening and had just left a bar in Williamson.
Three field sobriety tests were administered to Adkins, which he was unable to complete. An alcohol breathalyzer test was given which produced results of .159. The deputy then performed a license status check with the DMV and was informed that Adkins had not been in possession of a valid driver’s license since 1992.
Adkins appeared before Magistrate Sidebottom for her arraignment and was issued a $1,200 bond.
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